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The Last Horror Movie (2003)

R | | Horror, Thriller | 13 May 2005 (UK)
A serial killer uses a horror video rental to lure his next victim. What begins as a teen slasher transforms into a disturbing journey through the mind of Max Parry, a mild mannered wedding photographer with a taste for human flesh.

Director:

Julian Richards

Writers:

James Handel, Julian Richards (idea)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Howarth ... Max
Mark Stevenson ... The Assistant
Antonia Beamish Antonia Beamish ... Petra
Christabel Muir Christabel Muir ... Sam
Jonathan Coote ... John
Rita Davies ... Grandma
Joe Hurley Joe Hurley ... Ben (as Joe Morley)
Jamie Langthorne Jamie Langthorne ... Nico
John Berlyne John Berlyne ... Phil
Mandy Gordon Mandy Gordon ... Sarah
Jim Bywater Jim Bywater ... Bill
Lisa Renée ... Waitress
Christopher Adamson ... Killer (as Chris Adamson)
Adrian Johnson Adrian Johnson ... Kelly
John MacCrossan John MacCrossan ... Groom
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Storyline

A serial killer uses a horror video rental to lure his next victim. What begins as a teen slasher transforms into a disturbing journey through the mind of Max Parry, a mild mannered wedding photographer with a taste for human flesh.

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Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Az utolsó horrorfilm See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$780,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

In the film that has supposedly been taped over, the diner of the opening scene is clearly not in the USA, but rather in Britain, since the Fire Extinguisher (and notice above it) are both in European colors and standards, there is a notice to staff about "waste bins" and there is a British Health and Safety notice on the wall. See more »

Quotes

Max Parry: Sometimes we have to behave the way other people think we should.
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Alternate Versions

German version was heavily edited because the ratings board FSK as well as the JK/SPIO (juristical committee of the German film business association) thought that this film might violate §131 (glorification of violence). The version certified by the JK/SPIO runs 67 minutes, the version with a "Not under 18" rating from the FSK runs not even one hour. See more »

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References The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) See more »

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A fresh take on the serial killer genre
8 April 2007 | by DVD_ConnoisseurSee all my reviews

"The Last Horror Movie" is an effective film that could be described as a British "Man Bites Dog". Unpredictable, witty and thought-provoking, Julian Richards' film rises above the limitations of its budget and the result is a haunting production that is difficult to forget.

The film's star and narrator, Kevin Howarth, is superb as the psychopathic wedding video organiser, Max. Howarth's performance is right on the mark. Like Bret Easton Ellis' "American Psycho" Patrick Bateman, Max reveals the thought-processes that go through his disturbed mind.

The film has the ability to put the viewer in an uncomfortable place and some scenes have a genuinely surprising outcome. This won't appeal to viewers expecting an "August Underground"-style gore-fest but it does have moments where the visual effects are excellent.

An ingenious film, this is worthy of a viewing. Unlike most films, "The Last Horror Story" works best on VHS or DVD rather than the big screen.

8 out of 10.


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