Have you ever felt like there was something missing in your life? Like you were meant to do something much grander than you thought you were capable of? That’s the basic idea behind Tony Ahedo’s web series Barry Baker: Aspiring Serial Killer
Barry Baker: Aspiring Serial Killer
was written and directed by Tony Ahedo (White Willow
2017). It stars Peter J. Konowicz (Monty Comes Back
) as Barry Baker, Nathan Jokela (Square One
) as David Hampton, Jeremiah Weatherspoon (Bloodline
) as Melvin Jones, Selena Vela (Sleep Cure
) as Rose, Danae DeShazer (The Grey Area
) as Annie Parker, Paul Saulo (Monty Vomes Back
) as Pablo Fernandez, Sherry McKinley (The Last Word
) as Stacy, and Shawn Genther (Killer Sharks: The Attack of Black December
) as Tommison.
Barry Baker is a lonely, 40-year old office worker who learns his destiny from a fortune cookie: the message inside says his life’s calling is to end the lives of other people — as a serial killer. This dark comedy follows Barry as he dedicates himself to following his fate with bloody and amateurish attempts at murder. While his inept efforts are more hilarious than they are horrifying, the film has more than enough gore and guts to satisfy die-hard fans of the horror genre.
Although I don’t normally watch a lot of TV, but Barry Baker: Aspiring Serial Killer intrigued me and I had to check it out. I watched the first three episodes of season one and I am totally hooked! It didn’t take long for the plot to kick in and grab my attention, which is a necessity to keep me invested. Each character is unique and funny in their own way. Weird, lonely, awkward Barry has had a pretty shitty life so far, constantly being verbally and physically abused by his cousin, David. Speaking of David, he is one of my favorite characters of the show. He’s the aggressive, over the top boss of the company that Barry works. Then there’s Rose, who is so obsessed with a local serial killer called the Amputator that she has newspaper clippings covering her cubicle walls!
Not only are all of the characters fun and unique, but the story itself is great. Barry is an incompetent killer that bumbles everything he touches, resulting in cringeworthy hilarity. Like many other TV series, each episode of Barry Baker: Aspiring Serial Killer ends with a cliffhanger that leaves me wanting to know what will happen next.
The one minor complaint I have right now is, for being a story about a serial killer, there is really not much of a body count in Barry Baker: Aspiring Serial Killer. The few kills in the show don’t have much for blood-n-guts either, but the little gore seen is done really well. Honestly, I can’t judge the show too harshly on this since it is just getting started, so we will see where it goes in the future.
So, if you are looking for a new show to watch similar to Dexter
but with a comedic tone, I highly suggest Barry Baker: Aspiring Serial Killer
. Check out the first three available episodes on Amazon Prime and let us know what you think! Also, keep checking back with PopHorror, where we will continue to cover the show as new episodes get released.