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The Last Horror Movie (2003)

 -  Horror | Thriller  -  13 May 2005 (UK)
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A serial killer uses a horror video rental to lure his next victim. What begins as a teen slasher transforms into a disturbing journey through the mind of Max Parry, a mild mannered wedding photographer with a taste for human flesh.

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Antonia Beamish ...
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Christabel Muir ...
Sam
Jonathan Coote ...
John
Rita Davies ...
Grandma
Joe Hurley ...
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Jamie Langthorne ...
Nico
John Berlyne ...
Phil
Mandy Gordon ...
Sarah
Jim Bywater ...
Bill
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Killer (as Chris Adamson)
Adrian Johnson ...
Kelly
John MacCrossan ...
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A serial killer uses a horror video rental to lure his next victim. What begins as a teen slasher transforms into a disturbing journey through the mind of Max Parry, a mild mannered wedding photographer with a taste for human flesh.

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In the film that has supposedly been taped over, the diner of the opening scene is clearly not in the USA, but rather in Britain, since the Fire Extinguisher (and notice above it) are both in European colors and standards, there is a notice to staff about "waste bins" and there is a British Health and Safety notice on the wall. See more »

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Max Parry: Sometimes we have to behave the way other people think we should.
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An interesting addition to the serial killer genre.
6 June 2006 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

Smooth talking serial killer and amateur film-maker Max Parry has made a fly-on-the-wall documentary about murder. By copying his movie onto a rental tape at his local video shop, he gets people to unwittingly start watching his opus, in which he delivers a snuff showcase of his greatest 'hits', whilst glibly commenting about the nature of killing.

Despite borrowing heavily from Belgian movie 'Man Bites Dog', the classic 'Henry: Portrait of a Seial Killer' and 'American Psycho', and ending with a gimmick which is reminiscent of Japanese ghost movie Ringu, director Julian Richards manages to deliver a grisly film that succeeds in being genuinely disturbing. The catalogue of stabbings, beatings and strangulations are filmed with a gritty authenticity that will shock all but the most desensitised; but despite all of the nastiness, there is a knowing sense of ridiculousness which will appeal to those with a very dark sense of humour. Kevin Howarth's Max is both chilling yet comic; he claims to be sane, and talks intelligently about his project and his reasons for killing, yet he is clearly a few sandwiches short of a picnic. At times he is logical, calm and collected whilst going about his business, but we see just enough glimpses of his completely wacko side to know that he is far from 'mentally balanced'.

A sharp script, impressive hand-held video work and some gruesome effects (try watching the burning scene without wincing) add to the realism of the film. The Last Horror Movie is a brave plunge into the dark world of an unhinged individual. Unashamedly violent and unflinchingly graphic, it is not a movie for the easily offended.


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