STRESSED TO KILL REVIEWED
“Stressed to Kill” opens on a man recovering from a heart attack. Realizing that he has to eliminate stress from his life, he sets out to kill stressful people with poisoned darts. Armand Assante plays the deranged cop on his trail, but none of this matters. The film is a fast moving niche film that embraces the kind of low grade action that used to fill late night premium cable and Blockbuster Video. Some might call elements of the film misogynistic, but they should know that this site isn’t for them anyways. If you can appreciate a good chuckle, I’d recommend picking it up.
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby Digital 5.1
RELEASE DATE: 7/12/16
The Plot Thus Far
After suffering a heart attack, Bill (Bill Oberst Jr). is advised by his doctor to identify and eliminate the stresses from his life. Determined to live to a ripe old age, Bill takes his doctor’s advice literally and begins silently killing the people who piss him off with poisonous darts. Almost immediately, Bill’s blood pressure drops, and he begins to enjoy life once again. Unfortunately, the stresses closer to home are not so easily removed, and Bill struggles to keep his blood pressure levels in check. Also complicating Bill’s new healthier state of being is a psychotic cop (Armand Assante) who begins to close in on Bill after he connects him to the stress-inspired “Dartman” killings that are sweeping the city. Pursued by the cop, Bill and his half-witted friend Stan (Marshal Hilton) are forced to come up with a clever plan in order to keep themselves out of jail. The plan involves taking care of a constant source of stress for Stan, and addressing Bill’s marital problems once and for all.