22nd Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 17-27, 2025

12th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 20-24, 2024

Random Acts Of Violence

Canada, 2019: 80 minutes: Canadian Premiere
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A comic book writer, Todd Walkley (Jesse Williams), and his publisher, Ezra (Jay Baruchel), made their careers on their comic book based on a real-life serial killer called Slasherman. Twenty years after the Slasherman killings, the duo coordinate a press tour to announce the launch of their final issue, and visit the town where the original murders took place. Soon the two notice scary similarities between the character they created and horrific real-life events that begin unfolding once again in the town.

Based on a comic book by the same name, RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE is the second directorial effort from Canadian actor-turned-director Jay Baruchel (GOON: LAST OF THE ENFORCERS). The result is an extremely violent and gruesome slasher that offers commentary on the influence of media violence.

Alberta Film Classification Rating: 18A Gory Scenes

Location: Big Rock Brewery, 5555 76 Ave SE (map) Tickets must be pre-purchased online in advance. No tickets are being sold on location.

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Jay Baruchel is a Canadian actor, director, stand-up comedian and screenwriter. He is known for his roles in comedy movies such as KNOCKED UP, THE TROTSKY, GOON, THIS IS THE END and in Judd Apatow's comedy series UNDECLARED. Baruchel made his feature film directorial debut with GOON: LAST OF THE ENFORCES (2017), which he also wrote and starred in. RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE (2019) is his second feature film.

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press for Random Acts Of Violence

"A brutal and merciless slasher"
- Bloody Disgusting
"The restraint and nuance [Jay Baruchel] shows, both as director and actor, in Random Acts of Violence, provides an exciting window into a potential new stage in this artist’s career."
- Film Inquiry


Narrative / Horror / Crime / Drive-In

Rating: 18A Gory Scenes
80 minutes


Jay Baruchel

Randy Manis
Noah Segal
Jay Baruchel

Karim Hussain

Jordana Brewster
Jesse Williams
Jay Baruchel
Niamh Wilson
Aviva Mongillo