Has a serial killer been born at the local high school? In writer/director Yiuwing Lam’s debut film, Prank, this might just be the case as his horrific tale of bullying and revenge takes its share of dark turns as it races to its twisted finale.
Image Entertainment has selected June 18 as the DVD debut date.
Years of bullying reach a climax for a high school Star Trek nerd named Connor (Nick Renaud) when his nose is smashed and his tormentors dunk him in a urinal at school (nasty). He has been teased and bullied since grade school by the hulking Dax (Alastair Ferrie) and his toady sidekick Omar (Rene Cadet) … he’s taken the bullying and the torments, but this time they’ve gone too far.
His soul mate during these years of classmate abuse has been his friend Jordan (Henry Monfries), smart as a whip and the off and on again target of Dax and Omar simply because he calls Connor his friend. The latest escalation finds the two concocting a plan to humiliate Dax publicly; it’s the kind of plan that nerds would come up with.
The scheme is set in motion. Dax is kidnapped, bound in a basement hideaway and the camera starts rolling, the two nerds will give him a taste of his own medicine, he will be abused, humiliated and forced to apologize for his transgressions over the years … and the video will then be posted to the various social media outlets for his peers to marvel at. It’s a simple plan; a nerd plan.
But somewhere along the way Dax ends up with a bullet in his head. Omar’s death follows quickly and their bodies are dealt with. Serious stuff, but it is about this point in time that Connor, on the verge of panic and a meltdown, begins to suspect that Jordan has staged the entire thing for reasons of his own.
Has he been played by his friend? No! No, it can’t be … so what’s next? Or better put, who is next?
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