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Michael Bowen (Kill Bill), Dee Wallace-Stone (The Hills Have Eyes), Ed Lauter (True Romance), Megan Henning (Seventh Heaven), Katie Cassidy (Black Christmas) and Erin Brown (aka Misty Mundae) co-star in this controversial shocker adapted from the infamous novel by Jack Ketchum and based on the true story that stunned America.
- Audio Commentary with Jack Ketchum and Monica O'Rourke
- Audition Footage
- Storyboard Sequence
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Meet Ray, a young man lost in his own warped world of frustration and insecurities. He hangs out with younger kids that will look up to him. Ray buys them beer, boasts about his sexual conquests, even stuffs objects in his boots to make himself look taller. But in actuality, he's a frail, pitiful loser harnessing some pent up rage. And when it explodes, look out.
The acting in this movie is adequate, but it's the horrendous acts themselves that keep you riveted. Plus there is plenty of nudity as it also explores a dark realm of unabated sexuality. It all culminates into an utterly vicious and frightening climax that will make you feel helpless and vulnerable right along with the victims.
Not recommended to the faint of heart. A must-see if you enjoyed the horror film The Girl Next Door.
-The violence is all there, brutal and on screen.
-All of the sex is there almost to the point of soft core porn. Ray is apparently quite the ladies man.
-In respect to events, this film sticks very closely to the book.
-The time frame is gone, the book takes place in 1969... this is easy to tell because they follow the Sharon Tate case through the book. In the film, some of the people are dressed from the 90's, some from the 60's, Ray looks like a combination of a 50's greaser and an 80's punk with too much eyeliner. The Sharon Tate information seems to be out of kilter because there is no sense of time other than that reference.
-Ray Pye's Mole and Makeup are distracting to the viewer, with him being the only male in the film wearing eyeliner, and that ridiculously huge mole that seems to have been played up... you're eyes tend to focus on the mole and miss the rest of the film.Read more ›
It's 1965 in northern New Jersey and Ray Pye kills, for absolutely no real reason, two young girls who are there camping. Pye was with his girlfriend and buddy. Four years later he's still the chief suspect in the case but not enough evidence is available to nail him to the wall. He's a nut job and certain things are starting to happen that are pushing him over the edge. He pops a cork and goes on a killing spree.
Taken from a Jack Ketchum novel, that was based on a real case, this story is about Ray Pye. He has no father and does menial work at the motel his mom owns. He's short but good looking and somewhat (almost Charles Manson-like) charismatic. His closest friends do his bidding unquestioningly. But he's screwed up. This is one of the strengths of the movie. Shay Astor does a decent job as Pye. He's creepy. He's the bomb you're waiting to go off. I wouldn't want to be anywhere near him. He's the only one that is written well. The other characters are Okay but don't amount to much more than sketches.
A previous viewer mentioned how the details, such as the music, didn't fit the time in which this happened. This is a fair criticism. One of the things that made the movie "Zodiac" so good was how well hey depicted the time. There was none of that here. Cars, clothing, hairstyles, etc., were nearly nondescript. This might have been due to budgetary restraints. This is not an expensive movie, which might account for the lousy sound mixing and musical score. The volume levels were all over the place and some of the music included heavy metal which I'm pretty sure wasn't around in 1965. The directing was uneven at best. The ending was terrible.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An independent production that got hard any press. Mark Senter is amazing in this. Not really a horror movie, but maybe horror fans are most likely to enjoy this. Read morePublished 1 month ago by macready
I've seen other Jack Ketchum's movies as I had to say this was one of his most toned down film.Published 12 months ago by Grayghost
I haven't yet read the Ketchum novel this movie is based upon. I'm not so sure I want to now . . .
Teen Ray Pye and his two friends are hanging out in the woods when Pye... Read more
This movie is fine as adaptations go. No, it will not knock your socks off or make you think about it days afterwards but the movie is faithful to the book. Read morePublished on March 8, 2014 by Paul T. Walsh
This film was shockingly awful. I barely made it to the end. Starts with a good premise and deteriorates into nonsensical garbage quite rapidly. Read morePublished on March 1, 2014 by M. Jensen
Speechless. Just speechless. What a brilliant, sick film for those of us so inclined. So very real, I thought Larry Clark (KIDS) directed it.Published on December 3, 2013 by Bernard M Lynch Jr