Office Killer (1997)
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Photographer Cindy Sherman, who often uses motifs from exploitation films in her work, pays witty tribute to slasher films in this satiric horror-comedy. Dorine Douglas (Carol Kane) has spent 16 years at the bottom of the totem pole as a copy editor for Constant Consumer magazine when, due to budget cuts, she's downsized into a contract employee and forced to work out of her home. Dorine isn't at all happy about this, and when she's called back into the office to help obnoxious writer Gary
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It can't decide what it wants to be -- slasher fest, social satire or revenge comedy -- and ends up being an awkward goulash.
Trashy, stupid, schlock-y, and completely dull.
The film opens with some intriguing and old-fashioned credits set to an ominous score. That's the high point.
No terror or suspense occupies this tired, gloomy vacuum, not to mention wit or humor.
Despite running only 81 minutes, Sherman's debut feels distended, perhaps because it flutters around from black comedy to Grand Guignol to character study, rarely touching down on any of the above.
Extra points for liberal use of chicken innards as wholesale gore. Minus points for not being funny enough.
It's more disturbing than finding half a cockroach in a Fluffernutter sandwich.
The measure of this film's failure is that when the nasty stuff happens, we don't laugh and we really don't care.
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