Monday, November 26, 2012
Kill the Scream Queen (2004)
Pack: Tomb of Terrors
Length: 76 minutes
Director: Bill Zebub
Writer: Bill Zebub
Starring: Debbie Dutch, Heather Taylor, Bill Zebub
Synopsis: A sadist lures fledgeling actress to his den of horrors, promising them fame if they act in his "snuff film." They realize only after they are tied up that he really means to torture, rape, and kill them for all to see.
Review: Kill the Scream Queen is quite clever if you think about it a little bit. The killer's motivation is to rid the world of the wannabe scream queens who are ruining the horror genre with their poor acting skills yet, paradoxically, his movie stars precisely that kind of "actress".
Unfortunately, this self-parody is repetitive beyond anything that the various charms of the semi-nude girls can make up for. What starts off sleazy soon becomes boring rather than shocking. The best scenes are at the beginning and the end with the middle section full of the same things only less so.
There are some very attractive girls in this and, of course, the infamous Bill Zubub pretty much plays himself but with a gynocidal tendency which I'm sure he doesn't have in real life.
This is the second of Bill Zubub's movies in the "Tombs of Terror" pack. It's not as good as Rape is a Circle although some of the dialogue and the "more talk than action" style is the same.
Most Memorable Moment(s): All the boobs.
Originality: Very original.
Best Line(s): "Aren't you afraid horror fans are just going to look at this like a porno?"
Worst Line(s): "Oh, you want me to walk?"
Best Effect(s): The blood.
Worst Effect(s): Razorblade cuts.
Goriness (out of 10): 2
Sexiness (out of 10): 4
Profanities (out of 10): 2
Hottest Actor/Actress: Elena Kagan
Picture Quality: Slightly above average
Audio Quality: Average
Rating (out of 10): 2
IMDb or Wiki: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0449519/
Final Thoughts: Too much repetition and not enough kills.