Amateur Porn Star Killer
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Don't be fooled by the professional artwork or the lame exploitation title, intended to attract the emotionally subnormal and cash in on a particular subgenre of Horror cinema; a title that makes no sense and certainly doesn't really say anything about the film itself. Don't be fooled by the cheesy film-look filters applied over poorly lit and staged serial killer footage - supposedly deliberately shot in a headache inducing `amateur camcorder user' style - although why anyone would go to the trouble of documenting their crimes in such a poor fashion and then trying to fake it as film I'll never know! `Experimental' (or inept - you decide....) sound and muddy dialogue and atrocious acting / staging. If you buy this you're in for a tedious viewing experience.
The plot - if you can call it that - is simple. It's about a wannabe Ted Bundy armed with a camera, called Brandon (Shane Ryan), who brings an underage girl, named Stacey (Michiko Jimenez), back to his apartment, bores her with his shoddy camera antics, before having sex with her and beating her to death. Most of the action is deliberately poorly framed or happens off camera. It is technically without inspiration and is lacking in any redeeming quality.
Fans of this Guinea Pig style snuff-esque footage may get a kick out of it, but I have seen it done much better. This is completely uninspiring. The footage of sex acts could be real but who cares. It is pretty uninspiring stuff. The lack of any real dramatic narrative or characterisation makes it a completely unabsorbing experience. Dredging footage up of one girl to superimpose over another is a thinly veiled technique to try and liven up this turkey.Read more ›
The best thing about Amateur Porn Star Killer is watching its director and "star", Shane Ryan, absolutely destroying his career. Not that you can call guest appearances on such deathless TV shows as That's So Raven (possibly the worst show on television), Arrested Development, and The O.C. a "career". But it is what it is. Or was, until Amateur Porn Star Killer, made on an estimated budget (according to IMDB) of forty-five dollars(!) and seemingly successful enough that Ryan has helmed three(!) sequels in the intervening two years. Why is this? I have no idea.
Plot: a guy (Ryan) picks up a girl (Ryan regular Michiko Jimenez) and takes her back to his hotel room. This occurs after some unrelated scenes and a couple of title cards about snuff films, so you can guess that the outcome of this tete-a-tete will not be a happy one. What you don't expect is how intensely, incredibly, awe-inspiringly boring this supposed snuff film is going to be. The opening scenes and the description give us the idea that we're dealing with a serial killer, but this isn't a slasher film; this is, in real time, everything that happens between Brandon (the killer) and Stacey (the victim). Given two actors capable of handling the material, which is actually delivered in what might have been a surprisingly effective script (co-written by Ryan and Jimenez), this would have been riveting stuff. Two-person movies, done right, are wonderful--Closetland, My Dinner with Andre, etc. This is not one of them. Jimenez does have some real potential, as she manages to infuse Stacey with a healthy dose of nervousness. We always get a sense that Stacey is real.Read more ›
Shot on miniDV for $45, "Amateur Porn Star Killer" is the story of a girl being preyed upon by a vicious predator. Playing on the illusion what you are watching is a real snuff film, the audience follows along as Brandon (played by Ryan) takes Stacy (Michiko Jimenez) to a hotel and proceeds to victimize her emotionally, physically and sexually, before ending her life.
Love it or hate it, you can't deny the power of Ryan's film. When PollyStaffle.com reviewed it in June 2006, it was called "mesmerizing and terrifying" and "downright painful to watch." It was also noted that the film is "so close to being a masterpiece that even though it repulses me I have to praise it." It later went on to win a Polished Apple award in the Second Annual Pollies for best use of sex/nudity because of the film's impact.
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Horrible. I've seen bad movies in my time but these three redfine the term waste of time and money.Published 16 months ago by george powley
Some things just shouldn't be allowed to be considered as a film for the public, and this one was one of them. Just bbbbaaaaaaaadddddddd!!!Published 20 months ago by D. L. Castillo
The most stupid and silliest movie I have ever purchased, I didn't send back even though the movie title and graphics on the cover have nothing to do with the movie. Read morePublished on December 22, 2012 by joe Dailey
ok so those other reviews of this movie are fake most likey writen by the director since he does have a lot of time on his hands.. Read morePublished on August 24, 2008 by anthony
I know some are calling this film a masterpiece....I would say its a piece alright...a piece of crap!
This is one of the biggest losers I have ever purchased! Read more
A directors impression of what a homemade snuff film might look like with a bit of what the director thinks is artistic but just causes a headache. Read morePublished on May 27, 2008 by M. Gay
Hey Shane, great job buddy! Can't say this film is an enjoyable experience but holly crap man! It's surely an amazing one and one for the books! How the hell do you do it? Read morePublished on January 29, 2008 by J. W.
i call these flicks fast forward or f... fail.
two days after watching it i couldnt recall what its all about.
There is nothing I hate more than a cover that that has nothing to do with the movie. This is trash. Avoid at all costs. Read morePublished on January 5, 2008 by Amazon Customer