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Red's Breakfast 2: Dawn of the Red (1997)

Loveable serial killer, "Red Toole" meets his soul-mate "Violet". They fall instantly in love...and murder a Greek architecht. Tons of romantic fun for everyone!

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Loveable serial killer, "Red Toole" meets his soul-mate "Violet". They fall instantly in love...and murder a Greek architecht. Tons of romantic fun for everyone! Written by Anonymous

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10 June 1997 (USA)  »

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Our Culture's Slow Side Towards Depravity Picks up Speed
15 April 2001 | by (1428 Elm Street (the one with the bars on the windows)) – See all my reviews

A truly horrifying film, though not necessarily for the reasons the filmmakers intended, "Dawn of the Red" presents a world so twisted that whenever two serial killers - the heroes of the movie, no less - slaughter an innocent victim, the victim invariably grins and laughs like being murdered is the greatest thing since sliced bread.

Thematically this fits in with the film's tone, which is weirdly close to Romantic Comedy, but in an age where school shootings like Columbine are in the papers with depressing regularity, is this kind of "entertainment" really acceptable?

Perhaps most disturbing is a scene where serial killer Red Toole is visited by a Police Officer and a Ninja, who are investigating neighbors's complaints of loud screaming and chainsaw noises. Red evades suspicion by claiming to be an Ice Sculptor, then flicks them off as they leave. The whole thing paints Police Officers in a very unflattering light. Now I'm not a Police Officer myself, but a lot of my friends are, and let me tell you it is a thankless job. You're out there on the streets risking your life every night upholding the American Way

  • which includes Freedom of Speech, exactly the Amendment that "Dawn of


the Red's" filmmakers are abusing when they make their filthy movies. In light of this and the repulsive "pro-murder" attitude the film takes,

I'm calling on all viewers to boycott "Dawn of the Red." Additionally, it contains possibly the most graphic punching-someone's-heart-through-their-chest s


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