Thursday, October 01, 2009

Kinky Killers: A Movie Review

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Director: George Lekovic.

Writer: Ken Del Vecchio.

"Kinky Killers" from director George Lekovic is a film that brings back to life some ancient myths and parables from the post-Christian world. Starring Michael Pare, Mark Belasco and Brooke Lewis "Kinky Killers" is an enjoyable ninety minutes despite a flurry of changing scenes and the appearance then disappearance of lesser known actors.

The film sets the horror mood early as the action takes place in and out of New Jersey where several murders have taken place. The murderer appears to be a serial killer and a man early on, but the true killers are not shown until late in the film. In ,the killer, or possibly killers are tied in with a loose thread about Polycarp, an ancient Catholic Saint. However, the film flies by at such a fast pace that there will be little time to guess the killers idenity until they reveal themselves in the final act.

So, what stands out about "Kinky Killers?" First off, the acting by Micheal Pare from "Streets of Fire" shows some experience and confidence early on while Brooke Lewis and Mark Belasco get kudos for two memorable performances. Also, standing out in setting is the lighting of the film that is both colourful and eerie all in one. If one watches "Kinky Killers" for too long the black lights and strobes will leave one feeling very surreal much like parts of the film.

Not to give too much away as the film needs to be enjoyed by audiences themselves "Kinky Killers" delves in some Christian themes like the apocalypse from revelations, the (un)lucky number seven, and the anti-Christ while the changing scenes blow by at amazing speed. Few of the scenes focus in for more than two minutes as a huge ensemble of actors are introduced and then quickly dispatched while this reviewer spent most of my time trying to figure out just what was going on. Events get a little bit of a reveal, but the short time spent amongst so many actors might leave one thinking: "who cares?." But let us remember that this an ambitious independent film that stays consistently interesting despite spending little time on explaining the myth of the story and the character's background.

Truly worthy of one's time "Kinky Killers" is an interesting crime drama that adds several twists and turns along the way, including the addition of witchcraft late in the film. A fun showing that is full of action "Kinky Killers" can now be picked up for viewing as the film has already been released on DVD. Check this one out; you will be glad you did!

Acting/believability: 6.75.
Lighting/setting/structure: 7.
Story/writing: 7.
Ending/pacing/continuity: 5.5.
Overall: 6.5 Screaming witches out of 10.

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