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Friday, May 27, 2011

Movie Review # 88 Killer Flick (1998)

Release: 1998
Director: Mark Weidman
Writer: Mark Weidman

Rotten Tomatoes: 100% Fresh Audience
IMDb: 4.3/10
Netflix: 2.1 Stars

Can I say this was the best worst movie I have ever seen? Yes I think I can say that. As Killer Flick has no plot, no character development nor does it have any structure. It is all over the place and could not be better. With a script that runs along the lines of the Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy movie Bowfinger.

Where a independent film maker goes out and tries to film a movie with his supposed star. This one takes that several steps farther and to an extreme that is beyond enjoyable. It is down right sadistic when it comes down to it. As a group of four friends set out across the Arizona desert to film their movie and ultimately get their childhood and B-Film star Virgil Morgan.

In the process of going cross county to film their movie. They go on a murderous rampage as they take in unsuspecting passerby’s and turn them into extras in their film. Unlike in Bowfinger where they where asked or just filmed with out permission. These crazed filmmakers will kill to have you in their movie literally. Which is even the tag line for the movie.

It is this premise that gives this movie life. As the rest is so jumbled and hard to follow that you need a road map and a compass to understand it. Even then if you walked out for five minutes you would be lost and I sat and watched it with out a break. Yet I was still confussed as this movie is two movies in one. The movie of the boys going cross country.

Which was not real and the story of them making the movie which was real. Which you never find out about till the last 40 minutes of the movie. By then this twist is not unexpected and more of “OH” moment. But that is not why you watch this movie. You watch it for train wreck that it is and it is a glorious one at that.

It is honestly one of the most enjoyable train wrecks I have ever seen. One that I do not mind repeating nor showing to friends. As it is has all the B-Film flare that makes those Friday or Saturday night movie watching experiences with friends special. Those being bad lines, horrible acting, and horrible directing. But this movie honestly I do believe did it on purpose and I love it for that reason alone.

My Rating: 3.75/5 Stars

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