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The Orphan Killer (2011)

The Orphan Killer is a tour de force murder flick that defies classification. It goes far beyond current trends in gore and breaks open a new suffering genre of horror. Marcus Miller is a ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Diane Foster ... Audrey
David Backus ... The Orphan Killer (as David Backhaus)
Matt Farnsworth ... Officer Mike Hunt
Edward Winrow Edward Winrow ... Father Chuck (as Ed Winrow)
Devin Foster Devin Foster ... Skateboarder
Ramon Villa Ramon Villa ... Sanchez the Janitor
Seif El Bawdrey Seif El Bawdrey ... Vinny the Janitor
Olivia Rosendahl Olivia Rosendahl ... Jump Rope Orphan
Samantha Matarante Samantha Matarante ... Urban Ledgend Teen #1
April Hautea April Hautea ... Urban Ledgend Teen #2
Ivan Martin ... Math Teacher
Margot White ... Jenny Miller (as Margo White)
Mike Doyle ... Dad Miller
Golden Farnsworth Golden Farnsworth ... Boy Marcus
Ivy Farnsworth Ivy Farnsworth ... Baby Audrey
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The Orphan Killer is a tour de force murder flick that defies classification. It goes far beyond current trends in gore and breaks open a new suffering genre of horror. Marcus Miller is a serial murderer hellbent on teaching his estranged sister Audrey what it means to have family loyalty. His lessons are taught in massive doses of vulgar and unimaginable pain. Throughout her brutal torture we learn that Marcus is not the only Miller with Killer in the bloodline as Audrey proves to be a formidable adversary. Written by Full Fathom 5 Productions

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Horror

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 2012 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Sibling: Marcus Miller the Orphan Killer See more »

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Dolby

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Aspect Ratio:

2.37 : 1
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The girl frees herself from the barbed wire and damages her wrists badly. After this however, her wrists are seen without any wounds or just with some blood on them. See more »

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the orphan killer review
4 June 2012 | by rabitbaitSee all my reviews

the film plays like a standard 80's slasher horror that tries to flesh out the character of the masked killer. the film is almost like a remake of John carpenters halloween with a heavy dose of Friday the 13th and whiff of nightmare on elm street.(creepy child singing the title over and over)though unfortunately not as good as any of these films that it is clearly inspired ripping off or a homage too.

the first act is a little too drawn out and has some truly terrible acting but has some fun kills. even if low budget kills effects are a bit ropey. the second act is where it becomes interesting and has some moments of discomfort but is mostly when we find out about what motivates orphan killer, unfortunately the third act becomes laughably predictable and badly thought out and hurts the rest of the film.

the film did have its moments and was not a complete waste of time and shows promise but largely has no new ideas and only cares in developing the orphan killer even the heroine is largely left without any depth or motivation other than trying to keep her extremely good looking body alive and in one piece.


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