Finding himself in considerable debt, Chris a Texan drug dealer, decides the only solution is to murder his mother to collect the insurance money. Getting together with his father, the ex-husband of Chris' mother, they decide to hire Joe Cooper a contract killer, who also happens to be a police detective. The plan is that the money will go to Chris' sister Dottie. However due to the size of the contract fee, Chris agrees that Joe can take Dottie as a retainer until the insurance comes through. Written by
This is the niche market of a misunderstood disturbing script wanting a reaction. I liked The French Connection, I didn't like the Exorcist, and I hate Killer Joe. This piece of cinema is best left to the DVD market. If I were closer to the aisle and not with a friend I would have walked out. The friend that I went with echoed this as soon as the drivel was finally exhausted. Staying until the end did not even complete the story. Friedkin obviously has too much time and money on his hands; unlike the average movie-goer. Don't watch this "movie". The dialogue did not once get a laugh. The only time the audience reacted was from a deliberate costume failure. Be scared of anyone who likes this movie.
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