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Killing Spree Reviews

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February 1, 2013
instant classic! an swesome movie to watch with your friends!
January 22, 2013
Some nice shots/transitions/lines/ideas for a no-budget indie film. But the overall film is pretty dull and borderline unwatchable. Nonetheless, a lot of inventive ideas for people to steal because they'll probably never get caught.
½ December 14, 2011
This movie is a kickass gorey laughfest that you just have to show all your friends when you have a movie night. bad acting at it's best !
June 5, 2011
Some nice shots/transitions/lines/ideas for a no-budget indie film. But the overall film is pretty dull and borderline unwatchable. Nonetheless, a lot of inventive ideas for people to steal because they'll probably never get caught.
December 25, 2008
Asbestos Felt is the true star of this movie. He is the reason the movie is so amazing. He's sexy, he's hot, and he's got great hair. Need I say more? Order this movie off Amazon, you won't be disappointed!
November 11, 2008
hilarious killing spree
May 20, 2008
This movie's pretty amazing- the best of bad. "You screw my wife...I'll screwdriver your head!!"
April 19, 2008
A hobo beard, an overworked airplane mechanic. Leads to a murderous rampage. Filled to the rim with jealousy and some crazy gore. Death by a ceiling fan and a beheading by a lawnmower.
This is a good S.O.V horror quickie written by Tim Ritter. This movie is good on a late night with one to many drinks ""etc..
The dvd with extras is out on Camp Motion Pictures.
½ March 16, 2008
The first thing you notice, after the pleasingly cheesy '80s dark-synth soundtrack, is that Killing Spree was shot on film (16mm to be precise), rather than video. That's a big plus, considering most movies from this era that went straight-to-video were actually shot on video ( Cannibal Campout and Video Violence, for example). Asbestos Felt (who had his head blown off by a grenade in Tim Ritter's previous film, Truth or Dare?-A Critical Madness) plays the lead character Tom Russo, who suspects his stay-at-home wife Leeza is cheating on him with various people like his best friend, the electrician, the TV repairman, the UPS guy, pretty much everybody she comes into contact with. This drives our anti-hero mad with jealousy and he embarks on said killing spree - much goriness and hilarity ensues (with some fairly inventive splatter gags). That's the premise for the movie, pretty much. There is somewhat of a twist in the film's final act, but I won't give away what that is here. Asbestos Felt's over-the-top performance is great fun to watch and there's plenty of dark humor running through the whole film. For example, Felt buries one of his victims (the lawn maintenance guy, no less) up to his neck in the ground, after knocking him out with a shovel. The guy comes to and starts screaming for help, and Felt proceeds to take off his shoe, then he peels off his filthy sock and shoves it into the guy's mouth. This may not sound very funny, but in the context of the film it's absolutely hilarious (and it's helped out by some inventive POV camera shots). Asbestos Felt's wife in the movie, Leeza, is played by Courtney Lercara, who had previously been in another '80s low budget splatter flick called Slaughterhouse. She was brought to the production by fellow independent filmmaker Donald Farmer (Demon Queen, Cannibal Hookers, etc). The special make-up FX were handled by Joel Harlow, and this was his first film. He would later go on to do FX for Toxic Avenger 2 and 3, Basket Case 2, Francis Ford Copola's Dracula, and The Stand mini-series to name a few. He's still working today and his most recent credits include The Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions, all three Pirates of the Caribbean films, and the upcoming Indiana Jones sequel as well as the upcoming Star Trek sequel. From what I remember, director Tim Ritter's previous film Truth or Dare?-A Critical Madness was a pretty decent shocker, but the last time I saw it was back in the late '80s and memory fades (someone needs to release this on DVD).
By the length of this review and my generous star rating, I don't want you to have an inflated view of the film. Make no bones about it. It's nothing more than an ultra-low budget '80s splatter film, with all the faults that come with it - bad acting, shoddy production value, ridiculous plot. However, the splatter FX, dark humor, and some inventive camera work make it a bit more ambitious than most of the straight-to-video dreck that came out during the '80s video boom. And if you grew up with these types of films like I did, and your favorite magazines were Fangoria (which gets quite a few plugs in the film), Gorezone, Deep Red, or Samhain, then you'll probably enjoy it. Also, if you're into low budget German splatter by directors like Andreas Schnass, Olaf Ittenbach, Andreas Bethmann, or Timo Rose, then you need to see this - you'll love it (and you want even have to read subtitles).
January 15, 2008
the storyline soundz really cool :)
December 29, 2007
This movie is basically a home made job done by Tim (TRUTH or DARE:A CRITICAL MADNESS) Ritter....and it too is an insane mix of black humor and goofy gore. Loads of fun....!
December 21, 2007
Those that love it, LOVE it. Those that dont love it are idiots.
December 19, 2007
A work of genius one-note underground filmmaking.
December 18, 2007
One of my favourites - driven by the pure rage of Asbestos Felt, it is guaranteed to please in numerous ways.
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