The Backlot Murders
Director David DeFalco
Country United States
Genre Comedy, Horror
|Release date 2002|
Writer Paul Arensburg, Steven Jay Bernheim, David DeFalco
Genres Horror, Slasher, B movie, Comedy, Horror comedy
Cast Corey Haim (Tony), Priscilla Barnes (Stephanie), Charles Fleischer, Jaime Anstead, Brian Gaskill
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The Backlot Murders, released in Germany as Der Tod führt Regie (Death is Directing), is a campy 2002 horror film starring Jaime Anstead, Priscilla Barnes, Charles Fleischer and Corey Haim. A killer in an Elvis mask murders the cast and crew of a rock band video shoot.
When a rock band travels to a movie lot to shoot a music video, they aren't expecting much - especially since the main reason the band is getting the video is because its lead singer (Brian Gaskill) is dating the daughter (Jamie Anstead) of big shot record producer (Tom Hallick). However, soon after they arrive they find that someone is killing the band members off one by one.
Critical reception has been mixed. Bloody Disgusting panned the film overall, as they felt that the film was too cheesy for early 2000s fare and that it was overall "just too unimaginative". EFilmCritic.com reviewer Jack Sommersby was more positive, writing that it was "good, trashy fun, with the proper proportion of blood, nudity and humor."
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