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Thursday, June 24, 2010

DVD Review: AMATEUR PORN STAR KILLER TRILOGY

The AMATEUR PORN STAR KILLER TRILOGY is group of films that fall less into the Horror genre, but more into the exploitation/cult genres. All 3 films were written and directed by controversial filmmaker Shane Ryan of Alter Ego Cinema. The DVD's are distributed by Cinema Epoch.
Here is the basic plot for AMATEUR PORN STAR KILLER, and the 2 sequels share basically the same plot. A killer by the name of Brandon convinces girls to come back to his hotel room and let him film their sexual escapades. What he ends up filming is a genuine "snuff" film, as he eventually kills the women he brings home. These films are hard to get used to. They are shot on a cheap camera with no cinematography whatsoever. But, this is done purposely since we are supposedly watching the found videotape that Brandon made, now being used as FBI evidence. One thing you need to be warned about is that these films are very graphic. Ryan doesn't pull any punches when it comes to showing the vile and violent acts that Brandon puts his victims through. The acting in these films is amazingly good, giving it the feel that you are watching a real film that someone made, and not a scripted movie. For that, I give Mr. Ryan a lot of credit.


AMATEUR PORN STAR KILLER 2 is more of the same, as Brandon continues his exploits with new women. My complaint about this film is that it is edited so crazily, jumping from one scene to another and back again, that it is really hard to follow any kind of real story here. This is basically a continuation of the first film, which for me, was really not needed.



AMATEUR PORN STAR KILLER 3 is the real star of this series. Part 3 is a vast improvement over the other 2 films and has more of a Horror feel to it. In this installment, Brandon hits the road and picks up an unsuspecting woman waiting at the bus stop. He takes her out to the middle of nowhere and begins his torturous games, both physical and emotional. This film was interesting because it really let you get inside the mind of Brandon, a full fledged serial killer at this point. It is interesting to watch him interact with the women he comes across in such a charming and innocent manner, and watch as the women go with Brandon without any thought of what might be in store for them. It was as if we you were watching a young Ted Bundy in action.

It is hard to recommend these films, as they are hard to watch, disturbing, and obviously entail a subject matter that is hard to sit and enjoy, which is violence against women. Some Rape-Revenge flicks are enjoyable, such as I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE and LAST HOUSE OF THE LEFT. What makes these films enjoyable is that they are true Rape/Revenge flicks. They incorporate the Revenge aspect and we get to see the woman who was put through hell take revenge on her rapists and come out on top in the end. The AMATEUR PORN STAR KILLER films are not Rape/Revenge films, in that they leave out the Revenge aspect. That is what sets these films apart. Director Ryan has created a series of films that are disturbing and shocking, which is what he set out to do, so in that way, he succeeded.

CLICK HERE to purchase the AMATEUR PORN STAR KILLER dvd's

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1 comment:

  1. I've seen the movie and I could say its a cult classic!

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