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The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon (2008)

The epic story of one man's encounter with what could be the most relentless murderer of all time.


Richard Gale


Richard Gale
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Credited cast:
Paul Clemens ... Jack Cucchiaio
Brian Rohan ... The Ginosaji
Melissa Paladino ... The Girlfriend
Michael James Kacey ... The Doctor (as Mike Kacey)
Fay Kato ... The Mystic
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Richard Gale ... Narrator (voice)


Unlike most murders that usually last for seconds or even hours, for the first time in the fabulous history of cinema, this premeditated, peculiarly cold-blooded and utterly merciless one, lasts for years. To be more specific, at first, it started as an unobtrusive annoyance, but shortly afterwards, it became a genuinely dreadful and sticky threat, forcing the hapless Forensic Pathologist Jack Cucchiaio to run for his life. The menace: A feral omnipresent entity that never sleeps, never forgets, and above all, never forgives. The weapon of choice: An exceptionally ineffective old-fashioned spoon. Chances of survival: None. Written by Nick Riganas

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parody | spoof | spoon | murderer | chase | See All (20) »


It will kill you. Even if it takes the rest of your life. See more »


Short | Comedy | Horror

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Release Date:

18 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A szörnyen lassú gyilkos a rendkívül eredménytelen fegyverrel See more »

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Named the Best Short Film of 2009 by Rue Morgue Magazine. See more »


At 05:41. the Ginosaji breaks Jack's tooth with his spoon. At 05:53 the camera zooms in on Jack's open mouth, and all his teeth are visible including his lost tooth. See more »


[first lines]
Narrator: Some murders takes seconds. Others take minutes. Some murders take hours. Now, this murder... takes years.
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Followed by Spoon Wars (2011) See more »

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Incredibly funny and extremely efficient...:)
10 July 2009 | by endofthelinefilmSee all my reviews

A hilarious short that is not to be missed, with many laugh out loud gags.

Following his other excellent short CRITICIZED, The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon, takes it's one main gag and finds ingenious ways to keep the laughs coming...

It is also very well shot, and shows that a lot can be achieved with just sheer imagination and hard work instead of money (the film was made for under $1000, which is amazing!)

I hope to be seeing Richard Gale's twisted sense of humor in a feature very soon.

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