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In the movie we follow Adam Waltz's unsure journey as he wins a contest for a walk on part in an upcoming pirate b-movie called "Pirate Wench." There he meets his favorite actress Cassie Blue (Tiffany Shepis). Later in production, Adam meets the rest of the cast and crew and begins to rehearse his "one" line. In the meantime, there's a serial killer running loose on set, killing off some of the cast members. The lead investigator on the case is Shields (Tony Todd), and along with his partner they question the crew as to who might be the one responsible. When one of the pirate wenches turns up dead on set, the studio calls for re-writes and decides to give Adam a much bigger part, complete with more dialog. The story later ties in with the real unpublicized murder of actress Scarlett May, who was killed in 1958.Read more ›
THe biggest problem is that there is basically no real plot here, just a jumbled together kind of story that any 6 year old could come up with in no time. Honestly, its that bad- something about a woman that gets killed by a vicious guy and then comes back to haunt people as a ghost, whenever a certain part in a movie is played, but its only 1-2 people that can actually see her in that movie part! No exaggeration, its just that bad, and that's the plot, except that a killer is apparently taking revenge for her, oh man, spare me.
The acting. all execpt for Furlong, is terrible; it feels as if the actors are all amateurs (although they're not).
The bottom line is: THis isn't even a B movie, as others have written its more like an F movie and that stands for failure! Enough said.
Every character in this film is distinct and quirky and a whole lot of fun to watch. As much as it is a suspense film it also spoofs the b-horror industry and the ruthlessness of Hollywood. This film is classier than many low budget horror films as exemplified by scenes such as the one where Tony Todd's detective character questions Lance Henriksen in an amazing verbal sword fight.
If you are looking for a straight out gore fest with no story or unique characters then this is not your film even though there are some very brutal death scenes.
But if you are looking for a great, fun filled ride of a film that never takes itself too seriously then this is for you.
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Don't let the cast lure you into high hopes. A tubby Edward Furlong is awful; Lance Henriksen and Tony Todd look embarrassed; Tiffany Sephis has never had any acting abilities. Read morePublished on August 19, 2010 by Michael Butts
I am a big horror film fan and had hoped that I would get my $1.00 RedBox DVD worth of a movie. This film is not close to a good "B" movie horror film from the past. Read morePublished on August 8, 2009 by flickman
I am an absolute horror fan. I will give a lot of leeway to a film, especially a 'b' horror film...though I'd put this more at a 'f' horror film. Read morePublished on August 2, 2009 by C. Eshe
This movie was laughable at first. It started out so horrendous, so terrifyingly bad, that I thought it was going to be a movie inside of a movie. Read morePublished on June 9, 2009 by Jordan G
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The movie starts off with a killing back in the 50's, where an inspiring actress is lured for an audition and finds herself part of what probably would have made more sense had it... Read morePublished on June 2, 2009 by Micheal Hunt