“Suicide For Beginners” revolves around the mentally ailing nerd Garrett (Wil Daniels). He fell madly in love with the pretty Mia (Sara Tomko). However, the intelligent young lady has no interest in him and instead starts dating his roommate Ben (Christian Rozakis).
That’s when Garrett’s fuses blow. He kidnaps the woman of his dreams, locks her in the basement of his house and intends to kill her. In order not to be suspected, however, he wants to make the killing look like a suicide. So the fortunately extremely clumsy young man begins to research and try out how he could bring Mia around the corner as inconspicuously as possible…
His strange behavior and obscure experiments lead pizza delivery boy Rick (Nate Panning) to believe Garrett may actually be suicidal. Along with his girlfriend Abigail (Julia Lehman) Rick wants to help his regular customer. But this only puts the two of them in mortal danger…
In North America, “Suicide For Beginners” started in selected cinemas on May 6, 2022 and has since been available there as a video-on-demand offer. However, there is currently no information regarding a release in Germany.
The indie film “Suicide For Beginners” was shot in Wilmington, North Carolina in 2013. The director and screenplay was taken over by the debutant Craig Thieman, who was previously involved as a sound and camera crew member on titles such as “Ricky Bobby – König der Rennfahrer” or “Death, Taxes, and Chocolate”. The unusually long time until the premiere resulted from massive financial bottlenecks during post-production.
In addition to mimes based in Wilmington such as Wil Daniels (“Fifty Pills”), Sara Tomko (“Resident Alien”) and Nate Panning (“The Destiny”), Thieman was also able to win two much better-known faces for his project: ex-child star Corey Feldman from “Goonies” and “Stand By Me” as well as Sid Haig, who achieved fame through almost countless horror films.
Haig’s best-known appearances have been in House of 1000 Corpses, TDR – The Devil’s Rejects and Halloween – all directed by Rob Zombie. He was also in front of the camera several times for Quentin Tarantino in smaller parts in “Kill Bill Vol. 2” and “Jackie Brown”. Since Haig died in 2019 at the age of 80, “Suicide For Beginners”, in which he played the crazy landlord of the female protagonist Mia, is likely to be his last theatrical release.
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