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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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Fear Reality.


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

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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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Filmed in 21 days. See more »

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

Quotes

Mike: I went through a bunch of trouble to make this fucking show for you. You're gonna watch it with me.
Blanca Champion: I've already seen it. It's a piece of shit!
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References Punk'd (2003) 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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killer movie: not your typical slasher
20 April 2008 | by Leven321See all my reviews

"Killer Movie" succeeds because of three elements that are sorely missing for the majority of horror films these days: thrills, titillation, and wit. This is a diamond in the rough.

A long time ago in a galaxy not so far away, the slasher genre was a reliable source of entertainment. Sadly it has devolved into a breeding ground for the most shallow, talentless people in the film industry. It seems there is no room to make a movie that's actually, well, GOOD, just profitable. Every "creative" decision is borne from the desire to make money. And of course, throngs of people flock to the theaters and eat it up.

Against such a grim backdrop, it is a cause for celebration when a movie like "Killer Movie" comes out. Here's a slasher film that adheres to all of the conventions of the genre without pandering to the lowest common denominator. Horror fans will love this, and I predict it will do extremely well commercially.

The story is of personal relevance to its director (a former reality TV director), and the results are funny and scary, often at the same time. Fisher had previously worked on shows like The Simple Life and Real World, and it's easy to see how the experience affected him. I guess the best way to segue from reality TV into the film industry is to make a film about a reality TV show crew being MURDERED.

"Killer Movie" is an impressive debut, and I look forward to whatever Fisher does next.


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