The Kids In The Hall: Death Comes To Town on IFC August 20th

The Kids In The Hall are back once more with an oddly compelling, ridiculously offbeat, and entirely Canadian new 8 part series entitled Death Comes To Town beginning on August 20 at 10pm on IFC.  While it may not make you laugh out loud, it’s certainly humorous and was written by all five original members who each portray a host of different characters.

The serial 30-minute episodes follow the grim reaper’s entrance into the small fictional town of Shuckton, Ontario and the subsequent murder of the town’s larger than life Clintonesque mayor who has the town excited about a potential 2028 Olympic bid.  What follows is debauchery, bizarreity, and of course death if the grim reaper can redeem himself and overcome his weakness for chubby redheads.  What’s most surprising about the series is how this narrative format changes the feel of the comedy troupe’s work and while it certainly stays true to the spirit of the original Kids television show, the characters and storyline have a greater role.  The Independent Film Channel is the perfect home for this series because while it certainly won’t appeal to the masses, fans of the Kids In The Hall should love it and even as it takes a turn for the grotesque at times there is always some allure for the comic film buff.

The series is an unapologetically sophomoric and offensive yet somehow redeeming comic look at small town Canadian life through the Kids In The Hall’s outlandish microscope.

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About Tim Needles

Tim Needles is an artist, photographer, humorist, and writer from Long Island, NY. His writing and art work has been seen in multiple exhibitions and publications around New York as well as the Photographer’s Forum, French Photo, the New York Times, and LI Pulse magazine. He is also an educator and currently teaches art and film at Smithtown, NY and as an Education Leader for Adobe. He was recently the recipient of the Robert Rauschenberg Award in Washington DC and serves as the director of Strictly Students, a non-for-profit group for media and education. His work can be seen on his website: www.timneedles.com
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