This is going to be a great example of how my rating system works. I took last Wednesday off to relax and recoup and watched two wicked ass movies, STOKER and THE ORPHAN KILLER. STOKER was a beautiful, fantastic, well paced, creepy thriller with a giant budget and big time stars. I am going to try and write about that next and I’ll totally give it four top hats. THE ORPHAN KILLER is a low budget slasher made by what are probably a bunch of friends and has the goriest mother fucking blood effects that I have ever seen. I’m talking BRUTAL!! I also loved it and give it high praise. Two totally different movies from both sides of the spectrum: “High Art” and “Blood First, Questions Later”. But that’s how this site works; did I love them both?? YEP! STOKER had one of those vague open ended endings that left me a little disappointed so that brought it down a notch. TOK could probably done with a little more plot and it took a while to understand why everything was happening – but I’m not griping. For real – this is a good slasher BUT – IT’S FUCKING GORY AND HARD TO LOOK AT. Tyson – YOU would probably really like this. Plus, the lead is smoking hot. YUM.
Is there ever a time and place to get into the plot of a slasher? Marcus Miller “The Orphan Killer” is going around a Catholic school gruesomely and grizzly-y stomping and cutting and gutting people . *I can’t stress enough how intense the effects are – they’re stomach turning – you’ve been warned* But – why is he so mad? Eventually you find out and it’s all right but this thing is more about the blood and trying to terrify you than re-writing the slasher origin. I wrote about MANIAC the other day talking about the realistic violence in it – this takes that movie in it’s blood soaked hands and scalps the fuck out of it.
I don’t really know what else there is to say about this. Nice camera work, nice acting, nice story, boobs. Some of the music bothered me a little because that’s not really my type but, all in all, I thought this was very solid and I can’t wait for a sequel. Bring it!!