Gary Green as Barry-Fried Barry_Season 1-Photo Credit: Shudder
I’ve always been interested in the idea of UFOs, aliens, close encounters, and those that claim they have been abducted. Several times in cinema we have seen different interpretations of what it would be like to get abducted by an alien. Usually, it is a horrific experience. But what would happen if our visitors from other worlds abducted the wrong person? Maybe a real bummy guy who is also a drug addict and lives in the wrong part of town. What would aliens think of us then?
That is exactly what happens in the Shudder Original, Fried Barry. This film has been making its way around film festivals and this week it finally made it’s way to Shudder. This film is the feature directorial debut of the award-winning music video director Ryan Kruger. It is also the feature debut of the lead actor Gary Green.
Here is the synopsis for Fried Barry:
Fried Barry follows the story of a drug-addled degenerate who, after yet another bender, gets abducted by aliens. Barry takes a backseat as his alien visitor assumes control of his body and takes it for a joyride through Cape Town. What follows is an onslaught of drugs, sex and violence as Barry’s alien tourist enters the weird and wonderful world of humankind.
With its release, LRM Online had the opportunity to talk with Ryan Kruger about Fried Barry. It was interesting to find out that this film was a result of an experimental short that Kruger had made by the same name. I was surprised to know that this was Green’s first film. It was a fantastic conversation about one of the strangest films I have seen as of late. You can check it out down below!
Fried Barry is available now on Shudder!