THE ORPHAN KILLER REVIEWED
“The Orphan Killer” finds our little buddy Marcus having a hard time dealing with the death of his parents. When his estranged sister flees too far from his view of family loyalty, Marcus grabs an axe to set things right. The film layers in real classic gore, nudity and various fun horror bits. What it lacks is coherent audio staging and plot structure. If you can make it past that tepid first 30 minutes, you’re in for a treat. It’s just that a horror film shouldn’t have a first act that plays like it lasts 3 hours.
Also, the metal score overpowers most of the scenes. While I love metal, there’s something about crushing riffs forced over a horror movie that feels a bit passe. I don’t need to hear Herrmann’s strings at every turn. But, does every movie maniac need to be down with the sickness? The film shows what could possibly be the start of a new cult horror franchise. While I hope that it stays a one-and-done, I feel that a bit of world building deserves some praise.
- Video Diary
- Music Clip
- 2.35:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track