5.6/10
3,708
79 user 83 critic

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.

Director:

Julian Richards

Writers:

James Handel, Julian Richards (idea)
Reviews
15 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Howarth ... Max
Mark Stevenson ... The Assistant
Antonia Beamish Antonia Beamish ... Petra
Christabel Muir Christabel Muir ... Sam
Jonathan Coote ... John
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
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Wait until you see the final cut...

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Max Parry: Now, why don't I care about that? I mean, I know you care about that; that's why you think I'm a bad person, but the thing is, I don't care about it. I didn't ask not to care about it, but I don't. And if I don't care, how can I think it's wrong? And if I don't think it's wrong, why shouldn't I do it?
See more »

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Reel (2015) See more »

User Reviews

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.


20 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 79 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Az utolsó horrorfilm See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$780,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Visit our What to Watch page



Recently Viewed