Monday, 16 June 2014

The Orphan Killer (2011)

A decent modern slasher movie. Acting is fine, interior cinematography is actually very good in places, tension is held pretty well (apart from the obligatory, over-extended torture scene), but most of all the killer is memorable with an interesting back-story.

If there is one glaring problem it's the second unit work. Rather than link locations with a simple "car leaves one location - car arrives at next location" they managed to get hold of a helicopter and, boy, don't they want us to notice. Car leaves first location, car seen from helicopter driving down free-way, car seen from helicopter driving down free-way from another angle, repeat, repeat, repeat, car arrives and next location. It just didn't sit right with the camera work in the rest of the film.

Original letterboxd review

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