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It’s a crazy, mixed up world and we are thankful for movies that offer proof. Slashfilm’s Weekend Weirdness examines such flicks, whether in the form of a premiere for a provocative indie, a mini review of a film about a murderous nerd, or an interview.

Another week, another serial killer film. The British import, Tony, follows the fictional killer in its title—a Londoner who resembles a malnourished Milton from Office Space—across several days and several murders. It’s not uncommon for filmmakers to focus on a mass murderer to boldly address social undercurrents or the culture at large and newcomer Gerard Johnson is content to follow. In his interview with /Film, Johnson dismissed the horror genre altogether to describe Tony, preferring to call it a “social realist thriller” and referencing Alan Clarke, the late master of violent, blue collar English cinema (Scum, Made in Britain). But there aren’t many thrills in Tony.

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Below the break you can read what director Gerard Johnson and star Peter Ferdinando told me about their film Tony, aka Tony: London Serial Killer. This film is perhaps our first real candidate for bona fide cult status in 2010. There was a /film exclusive clip from the film in last Friday’s /film UK update.

Tony is due for US release in April, has been available in UK cinemas and via UK VOD services since Friday, and launches today on UK R2 DVD.

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