"Max is a wedding photographer who
uses his video camera to moonlight as a serial killer. With
the aid of a homeless assistant he documents his work in the
form of a video diary. Max is a charismatic assassin, confronting
his audience with the mind of a homicidal maniac. But when
he realizes "his audience" is becoming horrified
at the brutality on display, he poses a killer question: "Why
are you still watching?" The answer is simple enough,
you know you shouldn't be and that's exactly why you are."
- from DVD
A few minutes in, my thoughts were that
this was a rip-off of the cult classic "Man
Bites Dog". And it is very similar
indeed, but it still works very well! It's low budget, but
the director really made the best of it in every way. The
Max character did come off as a spooky bloke and the credit
for that must go to Kevin Howarth acting performance! The
style, acting and even the special effects were very good.
The same must be said about the script, which is very interesting
and well done. This movie just sucked me in, and kept me there
until the ending credits. There are some gruesome scenes of
violence as well. All in all, I was very satisfied with this
one, and I'd recommend it to all horror fans.
I think the people that released it should have made more
of an effort with the DVD though. It should have looked cheaper
(like a copy) and a synopsis for the "original" movie should
have been on the cover. That would probably have scared the
shit out of many viewers. Perhaps that's a reason for not
doing it though, but it would have been fun!
It doesn't get a top score from me though (even if it's close)
because it's not as original as the director tries to make
it sound. Still, it's one of the better horror movies to come
out the last couple of years in my opinion.
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