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The Last Horror Movie (2003)

R | | Horror, Thriller | 13 May 2005 (UK)
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.


Julian Richards


James Handel, Julian Richards (idea)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Howarth ... Max
Mark Stevenson ... The Assistant
Antonia Beamish Antonia Beamish ... Petra
Christabel Muir ... Sam
Jonathan Coote Jonathan Coote ... John
Rita Davies Rita Davies ... Grandma
Joe Hurley Joe Hurley ... Ben (as Joe Morley)
Jamie Langthorne Jamie Langthorne ... Nico
John Berlyne John Berlyne ... Phil
Mandy Gordon Mandy Gordon ... Sarah
Jim Bywater Jim Bywater ... Bill
Lisa Renée ... Waitress
Christopher Adamson ... Killer (as Chris Adamson)
Adrian Johnson Adrian Johnson ... Kelly
John MacCrossan John MacCrossan ... Groom


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 May 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Az utolsó horrorfilm See more »


Box Office


$780,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,444 (United Kingdom), 13 May 2005, Limited Release
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Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Max slits the throat of the woman his assistant was supposed to kill, you can clearly see that the knife does not make contact with her throat. See more »


Max Parry: I'm trying to make an intelligent film about murder, whilst actually doing the murders.
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Alternate Versions

German version was heavily edited because the ratings board FSK as well as the JK/SPIO (juristical committee of the German film business association) thought that this film might violate §131 (glorification of violence). The version certified by the JK/SPIO runs 67 minutes, the version with a "Not under 18" rating from the FSK runs not even one hour. See more »


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British filmmaking with an unnerving edge
29 March 2004 | by a-f-beetonSee all my reviews

Though the title of this film might suggest conventional horror forthcomings, don't despair. The last Horror Movie is a unique cinematic exploration in to the mind of a serial killer. Wedding filmmaker Max Parry [Kevin Howarth] is a London bachelor who enjoys looking after his sisters' kids, entertaining friends and honing the art of murder. He decides to make his own horror film in order to help him discover his victim's attitudes to death. The commonsensical style of this movie is its real charm. It lacks the sardonic comedy that makes Rémy Belvauxs' Belgian film Man Bites Dog an obvious fiction, but henceforth the horror becomes much more feasible. Howarth conceivably becomes someone we could know, and like. His charismatic portrayal of Parry makes us open to his rational debates of art vs. humanity. The last horror movie takes the horror genre and turns it on its head; it pushes the viewer to challenge why they enjoy purveying murder and brutal senseless acts of killing. It forces us to consider the value of a human life and then contradicts our opinion with the general antipathy shown for human life in the third world. It tries to make us believe that murder is in essence a force of nature. The protection and reassurance of your own home is no longer a safe haven but a fruitful opportunity to gratify the predator among us. If you can stomach horror and gore then go and see this film. It's a powerful piece of British filmmaking with an unnerving edge. Director Julian Richards commented that the real horror of this film starts when you leave the cinema, a concept that entertained me, as I lay awake, convincing myself that the squeaking floorboards below were not as innocent as they sounded.

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