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Casey Noland, a high school kid with no direction in life, decides to pursue the serial killing profession. Only problem...he can't bring himself to kill anybody. Will the help of a gothic ... See full summary »

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Casey Noland, a high school kid with no direction in life, decides to pursue the serial killing profession. Only problem...he can't bring himself to kill anybody. Will the help of a gothic chick named Sasha, he attempts to learn the ways of a mass murderer. Meanwhile, a real serial killer is at work in their town and Casey thinks he might know who the maniac is. Written by Trace Slobotkin (writer/director)

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Serial Killing 101  »

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Lisa Loeb, aged 34 in 2002, plays a student half her age - 17. See more »

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Production designer Erich W. Schultz is credited in the opening credits as Eric Schultz, but as Erich Schultz in the closing credits. See more »

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Sally Lindon: [shows an inkblot card] How about this one?
Casey Noland: The blob...
Sally Lindon: [shows another card] and what this look like to you?
Casey Noland: The sequel...
Sally Lindon: [Shows another ink blot card] And this one?
Casey Noland: [Leans in] A vagina
Sally Lindon: [Studies card and sighs] Casey, do you remember your dreams?
Casey Noland: Sometimes.
Sally Lindon: Tell me about them.
Casey Noland: Well, last night I had a dream that I took a really big knife and lopped of Mr. Korn's head, and then I threw the knife in your skull. Then Mr. Korn's decapitated head told me I'd be a really good serial killer.
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They Should've Read "Movies 4 Dummys"
16 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

Finally - here is a movie which dares to go deeper than the surface when exploring the life of a superhero-like character. No, not "Spider-man 2," but "Serial Killing 4 Dummys!" This enchanting movie takes us into the life of high school student Casey Noland, who wants nothing more than to be the world's most notorious serial killer. Fellow student Lisa 'Oops, spent all my money from the hit song' Loeb, looking as non-conformist as ever with those adorable glasses, befriends Casey and his dream.

The movie explores how serial killers are really just like you and me: They lock their keys in their cars! They suck at gym class! They're plagued by baby fat and freckles when they just want to look tough!

Like all would-be superheroes, Casey has but one tragic flaw which prevents his dreams from becoming reality. In this case, the flaw is called being a lame-ass. The audience watches in suspense, helpless, as Casey fails mission after mission as a serial killer, crawling back home to lick his wounds and practice new serial killer catch-phrases in the mirror. (I got the skill - to kill!) A high point of the movie (other than just turning it off) is the hardware store scene with Corey Feldman. Someone I was watching the movie with commented that Corey probably got the part because he was already working at the store anyway, but it's obvious to me that he snagged the role for his acting ability. In short, before subjecting yourself to this movie, find someone who is less of a lame-ass than Casey and have that person kill you, because you'll wish you were dead while viewing this piece of crap.


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