The Orphan Killer is a tour de force murder flick that defies classification. It goes far beyond current trends in gore and breaks open a new suffering genre of horror. Marcus Miller is a ...
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Seven friends on a road trip break down near a rest-stop motel, where they encounter a seemingly helpful group of people. Convinced to stay overnight, the friends wake up in their rooms to a gruesome and bloody terror.
Trapped in an isolated gas station by a voracious Splinter parasite that transforms its still-living victims into deadly hosts, a young couple and an escaped convict must find a way to work together to survive this primal terror.
The Orphan Killer is a tour de force murder flick that defies classification. It goes far beyond current trends in gore and breaks open a new suffering genre of horror. Marcus Miller is a serial murderer hellbent on teaching his estranged sister Audrey what it means to have family loyalty. His lessons are taught in massive doses of vulgar and unimaginable pain. Throughout her brutal torture we learn that Marcus is not the only Miller with Killer in the bloodline as Audrey proves to be a formidable adversary. Written by
Full Fathom 5 Productions
the film plays like a standard 80's slasher horror that tries to flesh out the character of the masked killer. the film is almost like a remake of John carpenters halloween with a heavy dose of Friday the 13th and whiff of nightmare on elm street.(creepy child singing the title over and over)though unfortunately not as good as any of these films that it is clearly inspired ripping off or a homage too.
the first act is a little too drawn out and has some truly terrible acting but has some fun kills. even if low budget kills effects are a bit ropey. the second act is where it becomes interesting and has some moments of discomfort but is mostly when we find out about what motivates orphan killer, unfortunately the third act becomes laughably predictable and badly thought out and hurts the rest of the film.
the film did have its moments and was not a complete waste of time and shows promise but largely has no new ideas and only cares in developing the orphan killer even the heroine is largely left without any depth or motivation other than trying to keep her extremely good looking body alive and in one piece.
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