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How To Deter A Robber


USA 2020, 85 minutes
Dir. Maria Bissell
Rating: [M] Violence & offensive Language
Genres: Horror, Comedy, Suspense/Crime / Black Comedy, Christmas


“Bissell creates a unique horror-comedy that isn’t just interested in laughs and scares, but also in looking at the humanity of her characters that truly believe they are trying their best.”~Mary Beth McAndrews, Paste Magazine

Aroview: Endearing horror comedy set in a desolate town in Northern Wisconsin at Christmas, where a stubborn young woman and her sweet but naive boyfriend face off against a pair of amateur burglars.

A tense hostage situation builds as the pair prepare for the impending break-in by installing a range of ridiculous booby traps around their cabin. The promising debut of director Maria Bissell, who applies an empathetic lens to these characters, including the villains, without sacrificing any of the laughs. The dry, dark humour and chilly Midwestern setting recall the Coen Brothers, especially FARGO.

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DVD Features

  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • aspect ratio: 2.35:1

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