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Killer Movie (2008)

A reality TV director copes with a spoiled celebutante and a show gone haywire when a masked killer starts bumping off the crew in this slasher-movie satire.

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Jeff Fisher

Writer:

Jeff Fisher
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Wesley ... Jake Tanner
Kaley Cuoco ... Blanca Champion
Gloria Votsis ... Keir
Torrey DeVitto ... Phoebe Hilldale
Jason London ... Mike
Cyia Batten ... Lee Tyson
Adriana DeMeo ... Daphne
Al Santos ... Luke
Nestor Carbonell ... Seaton Brookstone
Hal B. Klein ... Greg
Maitland McConnell ... Erin Gorman
Robert Buckley ... Nik
Leighton Meester ... Jaynie Hansen
Andy Fischer-Price ... Vance Carhartt
Stephen Pelinski Stephen Pelinski ... Coach Carhartt
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Storyline

Killer Movie tells the story of a reality television shoot that goes awry when its crew finds itself stranded in a remote Northern town. A killer is on the loose, stalking cast and crew members one by one. As past suspicions, betrayals and secrets inexplicably come into play, the nightmare of shooting this reality show becomes all too real for Jake, the show's director, his crew and Hollywood starlet Blanca Champion. Written by PMK

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Taglines:

Fear Reality.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody horror violence and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Kaley Cuoco and Paul Wesley previously acted together in 8 Simple Rules (2002). See more »

Goofs

When hiding in the woods, Jaynie cellphone changes in the close up shots. See more »

Quotes

Lee Tyson: You do not talk to me that way in front of the crew. You finish out the day, after that, you're fired.
Jake Tanner: That's fine, Lee. You know, I've worked with some real difficult people in my career, but you are a whole 'nother breed. And you what else? Nice job sleeping with your assistant. Very classy.
Lee Tyson: Hey, by the way, too bad your fiancée wasn't on the show, Jake. I could've banged her before she moved on to the cast.
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Connections

References Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965) See more »

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Through the TV Screen
Written by Andy Fischer-Price and Kole
Performed by Andy Fischer-Price and Kole
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Milder 80s style horror
1 August 2011 | by TdSmth5See all my reviews

Killer Movie is a fairly entertaining teen horror movie very much in the spirit of the 80s, but without the nudity.

A small town that has never had a decent ice hockey team is about to win it big. Hollywood decides that this story would be perfect for a reality show. As the director arrives he finds out that the producer has other plans- to unmask all the towns dirty secrets, of which there are plenty as the former hockey coach just got out of jail after killing is ex wife accidentally. But then, more gruesome killings begin. The crew which doesn't get along entirely tries to just do their work. Eventually they too will be affected by the town's darkness.

Much is made of a celebrity character that takes the job of a PA to advance her career. But it's Hollywood that is also a principal character in this movie and the way it operates, through deception and manipulation. And that aspect of the movies is the most interesting and entertaining.

We don't really get a sense of the town and it's people because the crew is at the center. A masked killer starts killing random people and filming it all. Strangely, no one bothers to call the police but as always, the script requires a bunch of teens to start investigating things on their own in the middle of the night.

There are a lot of attractive ladies in Killer Movie. Even though we have no hint that this will turn out to be a whodunit, the identity of the killer turns out to be a surprise, it's an insignificant one because at no point are we asked to wonder about his identity.

As a slasher movie, this one lacks scary moments and gory killings. There are a lot of characters and few too care for, so the deaths don't have any impact. The main storyline of the making of the reality series isn't all that interesting really. But it's the intrigue that keeps things going.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead of Night See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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