The Milwaukee Brewers have had a frustrating couple of years, but Wisconsin baseball fans can take heart. 2013's "Billy Club" fans America's past-time in the land of Robin Yount, Gorman Thomas, and Ryan Braun. Unlike the wholesome "Field of Dreams," this film piles on the gore, dysfunctional characters, uncomfortable relationships, and the obligatory insane-asylum escapee to form a weird horror yarn. Just as no movie containing hot air balloons has ever been good...no movie with an escaped-homicidal-lunatic has ever been lacking. Written and directed by Drew Rosas and Nick Sommer, "Billy Club" is a noble slasher film with an unusual edge.
Unbeknownst to our horny quartet, a fiend (Billy?), dressed as an umpire, using a spike laced bat, is murdering the rest of that little league team. The murders are brutal and very bloody. Alison and Bobby get closer, engaging in pre-marital sex, which disturbs Kyle. Now Billy focuses his efforts on these final four surviving team mates. As our strange foursome go to a cabin in the woods for a week-end (...haven't they ever seen a slasher film?), Billy follows. As this story progresses, we are let in on the back story of what exactly happened 15 years ago, and it is weird and uncomfortable.