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Why Don’t You Just Die! in UK & US cinemas from April 10th!

10th March 2020
By Caroline Lichnewsky

Why Don’t You Just Die! in UK & US cinemas from April 10th!


After receiving critical acclaim from festivals around the globe (including the likes of Arrow Video FrightFest, Fantasia, MOTELx, Sitges, Fantastic Fest and Grimmfest) Why Don’t You Just Die!, a blood-soaked black comedy in the vein of Quentin Tarantino, Edgar Wright and Sam Raimi, finally hits UK & US cinemas from April 10th!


Making his feature debut, writer/director Kirill Sokolov presents a rousing tale of family, modern relationships and the dark places they can take you to when things turn sour. Featuring a soundtrack that veers between Ennio Morricone-esque western riffs and toe-tappingly catchy pop numbers, Why Don’t You Just Die! delivers laughs, shocking twists and copious quantities of blood and gore, and establishes Sokolov as one of cinema’s brightest rising stars.




Matvey (Aleksandr Kuznetsov) has just one objective: to gain entry to his girlfriend’s parents’ apartment and kill her father Andrey (Vitaliy Khaev) with a hammer to restore her honour. But all is not as it initially seems, and Matvey’s attempts to bludgeon the family patriarch to death don’t quite go to plan as Andrey proves a more formidable – not to mention ruthless – opponent than he anticipated… and Matvey, for his part, proves stubbornly unwilling to die. 


UK cinemas:


From March 8th:

  • Mockingbird Cinema, Birmingham

From March 13th :

 From March 27th:

 From April 1st:

 From April 2nd:

 From April 3rd:

  • H Club, London

From April 11th:


From April 10th:

  • Home, Manchester
  • Liverpool Horror Club, Liverpool
  • QUAD, Derby
  • Broadway Cinema, Nottingham
  • The Electric Cinema, Birmingham

 From June 2nd:

  • Vue Cinema, Hull


US cinemas:


From March 19th:

  • Lost Weekend XII Film Festival (Alamo Drafthouse Cinema), Winchester

 From April 2nd:

  • Sleeping Giants Film Festival (Sun Ray Cinema), Jacksonville


From April 10th:

 From April 11th:

  • Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, LaCenterra, Houston

 From April 12th:

 From April 15th:

  • Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – Lubbock
  • Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – El Paso
  • Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – Tempe, Phoenix

 From April 19th:

  • Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – Westminster CO, Denver

 From April 22nd:

  • Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – Main Street, Kansas City


Following its theatrical run, Why Don’t You Just Die! will be released on Blu-ray and Digital HD from April 20th in the UK, and on Blu-ray in the US on April 21st. It will also be available on the Arrow Video Channel (on both Amazon and Apple TV) from May 4th!


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