Pauly Shore, mostly known for his comedic movie roles and stint as a goofy MTV host, has decided to take a different, darker turn in a new short film he co-wrote, directed and starred in called “Sin City Psycho.”
Shore plays Donavan, who is “preys on Sin City’s unfaithful flock by tangling them into a web of torture where broken vows could mean broken bones,” according to a film synopsis obtained by IndieWire. “Along with his sister Ione, this deranged vigilante justifies the horrors in his wake with the illusions in his head and shows those willing to cheat on their loving spouses that everything that happens in Vegas, slays in Vegas.”
A trailer for the film reveals Shore wearing a black turtleneck and suit yelling at a woman, who is tied up and crying.
“It’s just a fling,” she tells him. “We’re in Vegas.”
Those three words (“We’re in Vegas”) appear to enrage the homicidal character.
“We’re in Vegas! We’re in Vegas! That’s bulls--t, that has nothing to do with it. They all blame f---ing Vegas” he exclaims, then he begins inhaling some kind of gas from a medical mask, possibly a nod to “Blue Velvet” villain Frank Booth, who had a similar modus operatus. Then, Shore laughs maniacally.
“I’ve always wanted to play a psychopath, what actor doesn’t?” Shore said in a statement, obtained by IndieWire. “I’ve been known for comedy my entire life, so it was really fun to dig in and do something unexpected.”
He said he was inspired by such shows and films as ”Dexter,” “American Psycho,” and “Silence of the Lambs.”
The full film is available on Shore’s YouTube page.
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