Last Screening (2011)
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Critic Reviews for Last Screening
A wasted opportunity; what could have been a deliciously dark-humoured look at the nature of celebrity and fantasy is a dreary stab at the horror genre.
Audience Reviews for Last Screening
French director Laurent Achard's meta-horror film The Last Screening could be considered to be The Cabin in the Woods for slasher films, yet gone horribly wrong. Moving at a glacier-like pace, Achard seems insecure whether this's meant to be a dark comedy, straight-up horror, an exploitation film, or the meta-commentary it seemingly intended to be. Unable to choose, he combines elements from all of the above: The serial-killer is a man obsessed with cinema (meta-commentary), he works in a theater which only shows two films on loop (dark comedy), he stalks his prey before the kill (straight-up horror), and once he commits the murder, steals body parts from his victims (exploitation). All of this is shot like a moody art-film, adding more confusion to the genre mix. I hope that was the last screening I'll ever have to go to for The Last Screening. (If there was one benefit of watching the film, it was that pun) Grade: D
Graphic, disturbing moments of violence with a whole lot of not much in between. Sort of old-fashioned in many respects, especially psychologically with its Freudian mommy-issues. The single-camera real-time no-music killings are rather unsettling however.
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