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Serial Killing 101 Reviews

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July 25, 2007
Sure, it's standard low-budget fare, but the performance by Thomas Haden Church is immaculate. Not to mention Lisa Loeb playing a suicidal half her age and a cameo by Corey Feldman. Good times all around.
½ July 24, 2007
Thomas Haden Church owns this movie! ummm Corey Feldman cameo?? Of course!!
Super Reviewer
July 9, 2007
Not a very enjoyable movie.
½ July 6, 2007
Excellent film with strong performances and great character acting. Well ballanced dark comedy and suspence horror.
Feldman appears in a hilarious cameo
June 18, 2007
I thought it was kinda cool deffinatley interesting.
June 1, 2007
I saw this a couple years ago at a film festival and bought it not too long ago (it was cheap). Pretty good cheesy, low budget movie, starring Thomas Haden Church and Lisa Loeb about a high school student that wants to be a serial killer. Pretty funny movie.
June 1, 2007
Pretty Sweet. Especially Thomas Haden Church scenes and the day-dreaming ones.
April 15, 2007
Fricken hilarious. Not what I expected.
April 7, 2007
LOVED this movie. Casey was too cute to be scary and Lisa Loeb played a girl half her age! Woohoo! Maybe I can still get into a Harry Potter film....? Honestly, if you have a wacked sense of humor, you should see this at least once or maybe a few times. :)
Super Reviewer
½ March 20, 2007
A promising premise is quickly denied the opportunity to even come close to fulfilling its potential in this horror-comedy film which is not too strong on the comedy and even less on the horror.

Lisa Loeb is hot, and at the ripe old age of 37 managed to convincingly play a 17 year old, seeming no less out of place than the average 25 year old playing a high schooler in films of the genre. Thoams Haden Church is ridiculous, hillarious and almost singlehandedly responsable for keeping the film watcheable. The rest of the cast is forgettable, neither terrible nor wonderful. The direction is bland, tepid and the soundtrack is fucking awful and way, way overused.

That the film is ultimately forgettable is a shame, because it raises some genuinely interesting ideas. Once the lead begins to do his research on serial killers in order to act more like them, for instance, his grades go up, his teachers congratulate him and his mother stops worrying as he is now a polite, clean-cut young man in the mold of Ted Bundy. This idea could have been pushed, explored to great satirical hillarity but the film pretty much mentions it in passing. Ultimately, for all its bluster, it is quite a tame piece which lacks the courage of its convictions.
March 2, 2007
Lisa Loeb as the psuedo-goth chick who wants to be Casey's first victim...
½ January 4, 2007
So utterly horrid, except for Thomas Hayden Church, who is a crack-up.
Super Reviewer
½ January 1, 2007
Took me more than halfway through this one to realize the director thought he was making a comedy. It's not even so-bad-it's-funny -- it's not funny at all, just bad.
December 29, 2006
A funny black comedy!
½ December 10, 2006
Pretty bad, pretty terrible, pretty horrible. Do I need to say anymore then that?
November 27, 2006
I liked this movie. Yeah, OK, it may not be a scary movie, but really, it wasn't aiming to be. This is much more of a Comedy than a Horror, and everyone that rents this should be aware of that. Despite the low-budget and the grainy quality, you really don't care about it-(unlike the really bad low-budget movies, where you ask yourself if it is just the quality that makes a movie look so bad ^_^). The directing is pretty pedestrian, and the film strarts with predictabity and tedium begins to set in within the first 15 minutes. However, after the seemingly pointless 15 minutes of basically nothing, it starts to go straight for the jugular when it comes to jokes. Some are funny, some not so funny. One scene that comes to mind is the HARDWARE SCENE featuring Corey Feldman in a small cameo which he quite clearly enjoys, which is truly funny.

Justin Ulrich, puts in a competent beleivable performance as disillusioned serial killer Casey Noland and Thomas Haden Church is fantastic as the nasty Gym teacher. However, people that watch this movie only to see Corey Feldman, should be warned, although they give him 3rd star billing. He is only in it for approximately 2 minutes as a strange enthuiastic hardware store clerk-(having said that, those 2 minutes get the biggest laughs).
May 23, 2006
half outa hand of a film
February 27, 2006
Why did Thomas Haden Church do this movie?? Corey Feldman might just be one of the worst actors ever. And I really really dislike Lisa Loeb, always have, always will.
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