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The Orphan Killer (2011)

Not Rated | | Horror | 2 October 2011 (USA)
The Orphan Killer is a tour de force murder flick that defies classification. It goes far beyond current trends in gore and breaks open a new suffering genre of horror. Marcus Miller is a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Diane Foster ... Audrey
David Backus David Backus ... The Orphan Killer (as David Backhaus)
Matt Farnsworth ... Officer Mike Hunt
Edward Winrow Edward Winrow ... Father Chuck (as Ed Winrow)
Devin Foster Devin Foster ... Skateboarder
Ramon Villa Ramon Villa ... Sanchez the Janitor
Seif El Bawdrey Seif El Bawdrey ... Vinny the Janitor
Olivia Rosendahl Olivia Rosendahl ... Jump Rope Orphan
Samantha Matarante Samantha Matarante ... Urban Ledgend Teen #1
April Hautea April Hautea ... Urban Ledgend Teen #2
Ivan Martin ... Math Teacher
Margot White ... Jenny Miller (as Margo White)
Mike Doyle ... Dad Miller
Golden Farnsworth Golden Farnsworth ... Boy Marcus
Ivy Farnsworth Ivy Farnsworth ... Baby Audrey
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The Orphan Killer is a tour de force murder flick that defies classification. It goes far beyond current trends in gore and breaks open a new suffering genre of horror. Marcus Miller is a serial murderer hellbent on teaching his estranged sister Audrey what it means to have family loyalty. His lessons are taught in massive doses of vulgar and unimaginable pain. Throughout her brutal torture we learn that Marcus is not the only Miller with Killer in the bloodline as Audrey proves to be a formidable adversary. Written by Full Fathom 5 Productions

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Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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2 October 2011 (USA) See more »

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2.37 : 1
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The girl frees herself from the barbed wire and damages her wrists badly. After this however, her wrists are seen without any wounds or just with some blood on them. See more »

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Almost ready for the mainstream
30 June 2011 | by pisinoSee all my reviews

The Orphan Killer can best be summed up as a mixed bag of a horror film. It has some great makeup effects, but bad camera work. It has some great scenes, but overall isn't all that good. It has an interesting concept for a story, but plot holes and unbelievability derail your immersion while you're trying to enjoy it.

The story is about two orphaned siblings, Audrey and Marcus. Audrey is adopted while Marcus is left at the orphanage. While Audrey grows up and apparently has a normal life, Marcus grows up tormented for most of his life by the nuns that run the orphanage, and is made to wear a mask due to the fact that he is dangerous to the other children, and the staff. He goes insane and wants to kill his sister, as she left him there, and film gives you enough back story to make it clear.

The movie has several flaws that include, but aren't limited to; camera work, acting, sound, too much fake blood (to the point that it's laughable), plot holes that are huge, and no real character development beyond Marcus. There is no doubt that the film is low budget, so a few of these things can be over looked, and there are some really solid moments in TOK which makes you wish that more time could have been taken with the story and some of the camera work.

The scenes between Audrey and Marcus, while they are in the basement, are done quite well in parts. The camera work, while they are on the roof of the building, is pretty well done as well. Unfortunately these moments aren't enough to make you look past the flaws, but it's worth checking out if you're really in the mood for some low budget slashing. If you're prepared to lower your expectations, when it comes to everything needing to make since, and you may just enjoy it.

5 out of 10


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