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The Janitor (2003)

Lionel is a custodian that longs for more. Bombarded with daily disrespect and insults from his co-workers, Lionel sets on a path of revenge and begins to brutally murder everyone in his path.


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Travis is an underground comic book artist with a penchant for the obscene. When one of his comics insults a Chinatown crime boss, the gangster punishes Travis by removing his drawing hand.... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Andy Signore ... Lionel
Bruce Cronander ... Mr. Growbo
Crystal LeBard Crystal LeBard ... Mary
G. Larry Butler ... Mr. Bouillabaisse (as Larry Butler)
Skip Pipo ... Agent Page
John Carreon John Carreon ... Willis
Rachael Ann Bennett Rachael Ann Bennett ... Stacy (as Rachael Bennett)
Kelly S. King ... Bree (as Kelly King)
Stephanie Christine Medina Stephanie Christine Medina ... Glory (as Stephanie Medina)
Logan Christopher Logan Christopher ... Robert
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Allison Alley Allison Alley ... Pillow Fight Sorority Girl
Jerry G. Angelo ... Brad
Kit Bateman Kit Bateman ... Lab Technician
Heather Black ... Sorority Murder Victim
Jason Blackburn Jason Blackburn ... Grover


Lionel is a custodian that longs for more. Bombarded with daily disrespect and insults from his co-workers, Lionel sets on a path of revenge and begins to brutally murder everyone in his path.

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janitor | buxom | threesome | shower | sex | See All (10) »


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Comedy | Horror



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28 December 2003 (USA) See more »

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Half of this movie was shot at a local college the filmmakers went to. See more »


Mr. Growbo: You think a woman wants a relationship with men like us?
Lionel: Yeah.
Mr. Growbo: Lionel! We're f***ing Janitors!
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Spoofs Psycho (1960) See more »


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The Way Low Budget Horror Films Were Meant To Be Made
8 July 2006 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

I had "The Janitor" recommended to me by two friends, and when a time came where the opportunity presented itself, I jumped on it like a loaded hand grenade. Best decision I could possibly make. There is a fine line between "good bad horror films" and "bad bad horror films" (see also my review for "Andre the Butcher") and this one stays safely on the "good" side.

The plot is this: a janitor is sick of being looked down on and kills as many people in his office building and at a sorority that he can in the time given him.

This film is not going to be something called a masterpiece. The acting is campy, the characters are caricatures, and if it cost more than twenty dollars to film this I would be surprised. But they make it work. Those with a sick sense of humor will love the non-stop jokes about STDs and semen. And the violence and gore is about the best you will find in a horror film, mainstream or otherwise. Star / writer / director Andy Signore seems to have learned a lot from Troma's Lloyd Kaufman (who appears in this film as a bum).

There's also a difference between good horror nudity and bad horror nudity. Some films throw topless women in the mix simply because they can, and others will do so in a way that is completely unattractive (see again "Andre the Butcher"). The Janitor has some excessive nudity, but it seems necessary and very "hot" which complements the gore aspects well. (I say "necessary" because the characters who get nude are written to build up to these things, unlike other films that have nude women show up without explanation.) Oh, and if you like the nude scenes, check out the Easter Eggs on the DVD. Well worth it.

Okay; campiness, humor, nudity, gore. What am I missing? Ah, yes, the music video on the DVD. This is also a must-see. The star not only wrote and directed, he also sings on the soundtrack and has made a great music video called "You're Gonna Die" which fits the theme of the film well and teaches you to respect your cleaning staff.

Rent this film. Buy this film. If you do not like it, I cannot offer you a refund -- but you will never have to trust another horror movie review from me again.

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