The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival



Gear up for Robert Olsen and Dan Berk’s Villains, an over the top dark comedy about love, rebellion, and violence.

Lovers and amateur criminals Mickey and Jules decide to go on the lamb after holding up a convenience store only for their car to die on the way to Florida. They soon meet George and Gloria, a deceptively sweet couple with a dark secret in the basement. Mickey and Jules find out exactly why the two will do anything to keep their secret from getting out as well as why Florida is called the “Gunshine State”.

Honored as an Official Selection at SXSW 2019, Villains is a novel feature that is sure to intrigue horror, thriller, and comedy fans alike.

Villains locks four varying degrees of lunatic inside a pressure-cooker chamber (survivors, self-made psychos, victims of circumstance), cranks up the heat, and stashes away the key. — Matt Donato, Slashfilm

“Villains is what would happen if two hapless and larger than life criminals from a Coen Brothers movie somehow stumbled onto the set of a horror movie.” — Terry Mesnard, Gayly Dreadful

“Villains is an entertaining and thrilling black comedy featuring your new favorite crime couple, and great performances from its small cast.” — Rafael Motamayor, Dread Central

Maika Monroe, Bill Skarsgard, Kyra Sedgwick, and Jeffrey Donovan in Villains.