Amateur [**] Star Killer: Trilogy 2010 Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
When Shane Ryan released his first installment in this series, it was truly a unique take on the torture-[**] genre, which I usually find too misogynistic to enjoy, let alone a turn on. But I have a feeling I’m not the target audience for these films, yet I enjoyed viewing them all… go figure.
The hand-held camera technique actually works in the context of these films, unlike almost every other attempt I’ve seen at utilizing them for a ‘you-are-there’ perspective POV.
It’s insanely chilling at times, making you feel like you are right there riding shotgun in the car as the abductions take place and the violence ensues. It’s fiendishly captivating.
Once you’ve been drawn into the film, it’s impossible to look away, like an auto crash scene when you can’t help but look for carnage, blood or bodies. It appeals to the darkest parts of our psyche.
The first one is very good, the second even better, but by the third flick Shane’s run out of steam and there’s nothing new, just a re-tread of the first two. The 3rd actually features a [**] star, so you’d think it would add something, but no such luck (read my review for details).
At the price asked for the package of all three flicks, it’s a no-brainer for the curious or casual viewer (though there’s nothing casual about this stuff). Frightening, fascinating, compelling and off-putting all at the same time, it’s a must-see for the ‘Amateur’ in us all.