Serial Killers are generally not the kind of "comedic gold" one looks for, when searching through the list of funny titles to watch. Something inherently "not funny" exists when thinking of the folks who commit multiple homicides. For the average person anyhow. Potential does exist for some awesome plot concepts, maybe just not funny "ha-ha" concepts. Take the "Dexter" series as a prime example. Save a few dark jokes scattered around, such shows are not meant to be a gag-fest. Nor should they be. With that written however, the one thing above all else "Killerz" has going for it, is that Chris Schramm, who writes and directs, makes this anti-comedic topic work in a funny way. It just so happens he also manages to do it well. Our leading killer Zaphrone is an oddly voiced, bumbling every-man, with dreams of death for those around him. Like so many real-life people, he idolizes his fellow serial killers, and seemingly wants the limelight associated with the more famous murderers we all think of when considering serial killers. He just doesn't seem to have the right stuff. For me, the reason this all works so well is the character himself. Think of your favorite action/adventure film formula. The dead serious "Dirty Harry" type with a slightly dumber, and more comedic sidekick along for the ride. In theory, the side kick keeps the dark content of the film lighter, and even funny at times. In your typical action film, this formula keeps the balance and molds the film into something less vulgar than the content actually is. "Killerz" and this particular title "Killerz II" takes the bumbling sidekick concept, and forces him into the leading role. This can be tough but when it works... it works well. This is the premise behind this flick and yes ladies and gents, it worked for me. For the older generation of readers, picture the comedy of the "Naked Gun" films, with Josh Noel, who plays Zaphrone, in place of Leslie Neilsen. There are jokes here. No doubt about that. The technical aspects of this movie are an interesting topic all in themselves. "Killerz" is a low budget indie, and Chris Schramm uses this to his advantage. A definite 80s low budget slasher feeling completely dominates your screen. Corny, weird and campy acting saturate your ears and the truth is? It all works so well. You don't go into this film expecting a polished blockbuster. You go in expecting to laugh at the technical quality as much as the jokes. Yet at the same time, there's some really cool splatter effects happening onscreen. Effects that feel much bigger than what your eyes are showing you. Head chops, splattering blood... it's all here. Any lovers of practical effects will love this film. The corny acting from everyone feels over the top and right at home. As do the visuals themselves. You get the idea I'm sure. It just goes to show that having a low budget is one thing. Making that lack of cash fit into your film-istic style is another story all together. Excellent job. Some people will think I'm being much to generous with this film. Maybe with "Killerz 1" as well. For me? I don't think so. I didn't go into this movie expecting to be blown away visually. I went into this film expecting some fun. Once you strip away all the noise, the bells, the frills and the crap I usually write about when discussing independent film, one thing remains. Was I entertained? Did I get that urge to hit the stop button and never return? No. No I didn't. I had a blast watching this short film, and that's the most important part. So for the technical debaters of the indie film world... this one is not for you. However, for any who simply want to have some fun and watch a quick film, "Killerz II" is right up your alley. For lovers of darker content, darker jokes and a sprinkling of splatter effects... you're going to love this title. I know I did.