A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life

A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life

Director: Staten Cousins Roe

Starring: Katie Brayben, Poppy Roe, Sian Clifford and Ben Lloyd-Huges

In the news this week (Thursday 17th October 2019), Arrow Films announced that it will be releasing the critically acclaimed jet-black comedy feature A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life In the UK, US and Canada on digital platforms from January 13th 2020.  

What is it all about?

A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life follows Lou Farnt (Katie Brayben): a 30-something, self-help addict who wants nothing more than to escape her overly controlling mother and the dead-end seaside town where she grew up. So when strange and strikingly confident new life coach Val (Poppy Roe) suddenly arrives on the scene and invites her on a road trip of alternative therapies, Lou finds the perfect opportunity to leave, and the perfect person to become. Unfortunately for Lou, Val’s a serial killer.

a serial killer's guide to life screen shot


Described as Sightseers meets Thelma and Louise (Deborah Haywood, Pin Cushion), A SERIAL KILLER’S GUIDE TO LIFE is written and directed by Staten Cousins Roe (This Way Out) and produced by Forward Motion Pictures – a multi-award-winning production company run by husband and wife team Staten Cousins Roe and Poppy Roe, who have just been longlisted as ‘Breakthrough Producers’ for the 2019 BIFAs.

Following its hugely successful UK premiere at Arrow Video FrightFest in August and special Awards mentions at Manchester’s recent GrimmFest, the film stars Olivier Award-winning Katie Brayben (Doctor Who, King Charles III, This Way Out), Poppy Roe (This Way Out, Drawn, The Leisure Class), Ben Lloyd-Hughes (Divergent, Me Before You, Malevolent) and Emmy-nominated Sian Clifford (Fleabag, Vanity Fair, Dodgy Dave), and is directed by breakout British filmmaker Staten Cousins Roe, who was recently shortlisted for the prestigious Screen International Genre Rising Star Award.

A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life is guaranteed to satisfy the self-help generation, and the modern human’s blood lust.


A SERIAL KILLER’S GUIDE TO LIFE will be available on Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video and all other UK, US and Canadian digital platforms from 13th January 2020.

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