Killing Spree is a film by Tim Ritter, director of the Truth Or Dare films. Honestly I’ve only seen the first in the series and it was pretty underwhelming. Considering he did it when he was 18, its pretty damn good but I wouldn’t watch it again. I love the retro 80′s film series from Camp Motion Pictures, so with trepidation I fired up Killing Spree.
Killing Spree is a low budget flick about a man working hard to support his new bride. He works all day long hours and he still has trouble making ends meet. His wife offers to work but he’s afraid she’ll find someone new and demands she stays home. One day he comes home after a long day and finds a journal detailing her affairs with his friend, delivery and maintenance men. Of course he goes crazy and kills them all one by one to get his revenge.
Killing Spree is gleefully silly with plenty of over acting and funny lines aplenty. They play the film straight though which adds to the fun. The kills are gruesome and inventive and evenly paced throughout the film, keeping the action and my attention up. Asbestos Felt who plays the main character chews the scenery with psychopathic glee, making it hard for me not to giggle throughout the whole running time. How could I not love a film that features a nightmare sequence in which the wife’s head turns into a giant mouth and sucks on a man’s head!?! I absolutely loved the film for its DIY ethos and interesting storyline. The film also seems especially relevant these days with all of us having to work harder to provide for our families. Stress levels are high and fights are often and its a pleasure to watch something familiar, although extreme, unfold before us.
Killing Spree is a hidden gem waiting to be rediscovered by the Troma loving crowd and fans of wacky low budget flicks alike. Recommended.