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Blackface Killer (2009)
"The Minstrel Killer" (original title)

 -  Action | Crime | Horror  -  21 August 2009 (USA)
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When a series of haunting murders plagues a small Texas town, law officers Tex Holland and Pike McGraw lead the investigation. The murders turn out to be the most shocking and vile acts of ... See full summary »

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Tex Holland
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Tyrell Jones
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Pike McGraw
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Carol Holland
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Brady McGovern
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Klutch Hitherton
Michael Nosé ...
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Cobb Johnson
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Joel Hitherton
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Ted Whirly
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Earl Whirly
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Suzy Lancaster (as Jacqueline Delamora)
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When a series of haunting murders plagues a small Texas town, law officers Tex Holland and Pike McGraw lead the investigation. The murders turn out to be the most shocking and vile acts of sadism to ever hit the once peaceful community. With a dangerous killer on the loose re-enacting slave punishment on his victims, the cops must face their own personal demons as the murder spree throws them into a dangerous world of mercenary hillbillies and inbred cannibals. Written by Anonymous

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A scene with the Minstrel Killer dancing and hammering nails into a pig's head was cut from the movie. See more »

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Klutch is running away from Tex in fear during the gunfight but suddenly is standing still and facing him in less than a second. See more »

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The Minstrel Killer can be seen at the end of the closing credits in an eerie banjo scene. See more »

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Fredianelli goes for shocks in this surprising departure.
30 September 2009 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

Okay, let's do one of these:

THE GOOD: Probably the best acting from one of Fredienalli's films. Some great action scenes. A unique idea for the serial killer featuring and extreme lack of political correctness. An excellent original 70's-sounding synth score. Overall believably set in the 1970's, remains period-consistent in spite of the low budget, and pays loving omage to the decade of grindhouse film-making.

THE BAD: Some pacing issues and red herrings. Lack of production design (it's about a cop but we never see his police station). A few bad performances. Some out-of-place modern visual effects. Underlit (or unlit) interior scenes similar to those which have plagued past Fredianelli pictures.

Fredianelli once again takes center stage and stars in a film of more-or-less his own creation. The difference here is that he plays a bigoted Texan sheriff up against multiple adversaries. On one hand there is a blackface-wearing murderer on the loose; on the other is a redneck clan of cannibals more than willing to invite him as their guest of honor at the dinner table! The cannibal scenes are easily the strongest scenes in the film, but unfortunately it becomes an only slightly connected subplot. The killer himself more or less becomes a specter, symbolizing Fredianelli's own haunted past. At times, this film manages to be refreshingly energetic and stylish even within the confines of its done-to-death genre.

Overall I'd recommend checking this one out. Let's hope that Fredianelli's next film manages to improve or at least build upon some of the sheer madcap lunacy starting to shine through.


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