Sunday 23 October 2011
DVD review: The Orphan Killer (2011)
Siblings Marcus and Audrey Miller witness the murder of their parents and go to live in an orphanage run by the Catholic Church. Soon they understand that something is just not right with Marcus, the nuns remove him from the rest of their little flock and keep him in exile under lock and key. It’s isn’t long before his precious younger sister, Audrey, is adopted and Marcus is left to rot in the orphanage.
Years later Marcus (David Backus) is back and he´s going after his sister Audrey (Diane Foster) to show her what is meant by true family loyalty. And in his quest he will hack and chop anyone who gets in his way.
The Orphan Killer is well done considering that it is a low budget movie, the acting is pretty bad but the two leads did fine. Several characters appear just to get killed, mostly without knowing their names or anything about them..
The soundtrack consisting of heavy metal music is not that great, in my opinion a creepy atmospheric score would do much better. The special fx, very important in the genre, are decent.
My copy, bought directly from the official group on Facebook, has good image quality and you get the film's soundtrack on an extra disc.
Rating: 5 out of 7. All in all it's a decent little slasher, sadly the film is never really scary or suspenseful but take it for what it is and enjoy the ride.