Bloody Knuckles (film)

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Bloody Knuckles
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Matt O'Mahoney
Produced by Matt O'Mahoney
Daniel Domachowski
Christena Zatylny
Screenplay by Matt O'Mahoney
Starring Adam Boys
Kasey Ryne Mazak
Music by Eugenio Battaglia
Oscar Vargas
Cinematography Scooter Corkle
Edited by Scott Belyea
Matt O'Mahoney
Distributed by Artsploitation Films
Release date
  • October 18, 2014 (2014-10-18)
Running time
85 minutes
Country Canada
Language English

Bloody Knuckles is a 2014 Canadian comedy horror film, the first feature film directed by Matt O'Mahoney. It stars Adam Boys and Kasey Ryne Mazak and received its premiere at a late-night showing at the first Other Worlds Austin festival.


Travis is an underground comics artist one of whose works depicts Chinatown boss Leonard Fong as a gangster responsible for a teenager's death by rat poison. Fong cuts off Travis's drawing hand, which rises from the sewer to take revenge and also beats up its former owner. A subplot involving Homo Dynamous, a gay man wearing leather bondage gear who comes to life from Travis' comic to assist him and his hand, critiques censoriousness in modern Canadian culture.[1][2]


  • Adam Boys as Travis
  • Kasey Ryne Mazak as Leonard Fong
  • Ken Tsui as Ralphie
  • Gabrielle Giraud as Amy
  • Dwayne Bryshun as Homo Dynamous
  • Steve Thackray as Detective Frank
  • Tim Lok as Shrimp
  • Jason Asuncion as Brutus
  • Kent S. Leung as Static
  • Robin Jung as Maggot
  • Krista Magnusson as Hand
  • Peter Breeze as Kyle


The film was shot in Vancouver, and was originally titled Sick Puppy. It was O'Mahoney's feature film directing debut.[2]


Year Festival Award Recipient(s) Result Ref.
2014 Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival Best Screenplay Matt O'Mahoney Won [3]
Best Picture Matt O'Mahoney / Daniel Domachowski / Christena Zatylny Won
Best Special Effects Matthew Aebig Won
Vancouver International Film Festival Best BC Film Matt O'Mahoney Nominated
Best Emerging BC Filmmaker Nominated
2015 Leo Awards Best Make-Up in a Feature Length Drama Matthew Aebig / Sara Huggins Nominated
Best Make-Up in a Motion Picture Nominated


  1. ^ Richard Whittaker (December 13, 2014). "Gazing Back at Other Worlds Austin". Austin Chronicle. 
  2. ^ a b Michael Gingold (October 28, 2015). "Q&A: On the Offensive With the 'BLOODY KNUCKLES' Team". Fangoria. 
  3. ^ "Bloody Knuckles award-listing on IMDb". 

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