This week’s release: Mechanic: Resurrection
Living under cover in Brazil, master assassin Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) springs back into action after an old enemy (Sam Hazeldine) kidnaps the woman (Jessica Alba) he loves. To save her life, Bishop must kill an imprisoned African warlord, a human trafficker (Toby Eddington) and an arms dealer (Tommy Lee Jones), all while making the deaths look like accidents. When things don’t go exactly as planned, Bishop turns the tables on the people who forced him out of retirement.
The Basic Ingredients: A hesitant hitman has to take out a list of targets.
So what’s our horror equivalent?
Kill List (2011)
Directed by Ben Wheatley
Written by Amy Jump and Ben Wheatley
IMDb Describes It As: “Nearly a year after a botched job, a hitman takes a new assignment with the promise of a big payoff for three killings. What starts off as an easy task soon unravels, sending the killer into the heart of darkness.”
Long live The Horror Equivalent!