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|Julian Richards||Director, Casting, Executive Producer|
|Bettina Eberhard||Production Designer|
|Jason Gill||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Serena Hunt||Asst. Director|
|Paul Hyett||Special Effects|
|Simon Lambros||Score Composer, Sound/Sound Designer|
|William Richards||Executive Producer|
|Chris St. John-Smith||Cinematographer|
|Mike Tims||Executive Producer|
I'm trying to make an intelligent film about murder while actually doing the murders" explains chatty psychopath Max (Kevin Howarth) in this smart British flick. Making up for its rough around the edges feel with some censor baiting scenes of murder most foul, this mock snuff movie follows Max as he selects his victims and murders them - all the while talking straight to camcorder. The concept owes a bloody nod to Belgium spoof Man Bites Dog, but the laughs here are in short supply as director Julian Richards asks interesting - if familiar - questions about voyeurism and morality. Undeniably hampered by its gimmicky set up (which will work better on video than in the cinema) and wild overacting by Howarth, it succeds on the strength of its verite violence. Plus its hard not to feel a certain frisson as Max looms into the camera lens to ironically intone; "Me evil, you good..."Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 1, 2010
The Last Horror Movie is one of the cleverest films I've seen in a long while. It's a complex character study that masquerades as a horror movie. Julian Richards has crafted an intelligent and nuanced movie that never once plays for cheap thrills. Brilliant. This film will inevitably be compared to ¿Man Bites Dog¿, which is really not apt at all. Beyond the similar filming techniques and a general thematic element, the movies share very little in common. ¿Man Bites Dog¿ was about the psychology of a murderer. ¿Last Horror Movie¿ is about the psychology of murder itself.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.