Cast Members of Note- Diane Foster, John Savage, Karen Young, and James McCaffrey.
The Orphan Killer is the story of Marcus and Audrey Miller. As kids they were the closest of siblings, until they witnessed their parents being brutally murdered. Afterwards, they see themselves promptly shipped off to the local orphanage where Audrey is a perfect little lady, sweet and lovable, while Marcus turns out to be a creepy little fucker; after pretty much beating a fat kid to death with a baseball bat, the pious nuns of St. Nobody Wants You beat him mercilessly, try to drown him, and force him to wear some nasty looking skeleton mask, because he's a sinner. But they're Orphans, so it makes sense, right? Happens all the time in Orphanages.
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Gorefest, this movie absolutely nails it; It's bloody, messy, wet, and really graphic. If you love unrelenting gore and endless kill scenes, this is your flick. It definitely hearkens back to the gritty Slashers of the 80's, where plot and acting meant nothing, because skin and viscera was the draw. Movies like this serve their purpose.
On the flip side of this particular coin is that everything in this movie other than the gore is nothing to write home about. If you'd believe most of the 23 "Reviewers" that have so far posted their thoughts about The Orphan Killer on IMDB, it's "the best Slasher flick of all time!" It's not even the best Slasher movie of this week, let alone ever, so grains of salt must be taken.
I have to admit that the shots of young Marcus standing around in his mask were really creepy, and made us wish we had seen more of his childhood carnage.
Save for the female lead, most of the acting is abysmal. At one point during the movie I was convinced that the director had grabbed a homeless person off the street, dressed them in a nun costume, and told them "just keep saying "We have to leave!" over and over again." It was bewildering. Then again, this movie exists to shock, not dazzle.
If you happen to frequent the IMDB pages of your favorite flicks, you may notice that it's an open forum for opinion, good or bad. We personally love to opine. We do not, however, love when opinions are censored because someone doesn't agree with them. We don't censor comments here, and we were once told that we should shoot ourselves. True story. It's all in the Megan is Missing comment section.
Point is, we let them say it. To see that actual reviews were taken down off of TOK's IMDB page is alarming. If someone doesn't like your film, it's not the end of the world. Maybe you listen to what they say and try to be objective, because feedback is always good, even if what you've done is perfect. Don't like the review? Ignore it. If someone has the right to pimp their movie to the ends of the earth as the best thing ever, then someone else has the right to say "no, I don't agree." Man up and take the feedback.
Diane Foster act, but she's also good at taking a shower, which we were pleased to be able to watch. There was all kinds of wet and willing flesh on display, and for that we are truly thankful.
TOK gets an A+ for gore, a D+ for everything else.
Diane Foster is in this.