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The Backlot Murders

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Director  David DeFalco
Country  United States
3.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Horror
Duration  
Language  English
The Backlot Murders movie poster

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
Similar movies  John Wick, Pitch Perfect 2, Back to the Future, Blackhat, Straight Outta Compton, 101 Dalmatians

The Backlot Murders, released in Germany as Der Tod f├╝hrt 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.

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Synopsis

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.

Cast

  • Priscilla Barnes as Stephanie
  • Corey Haim as Tony
  • Charles Fleischer as Henry
  • Brian Gaskill as Dez
  • Carrie Stevens as Chelsea
  • Tom Hallick as Martin Colfax
  • Lisa Brucker as Arlene
  • Jaime Anstead as Janey Colfax
  • Dayton Knoll as Bobby
  • LoriDawn Messuri as Wendy
  • Heather Tindell as Gina
  • Alejandro Escos as Sal
  • Ken Sagoes as Mike
  • David Solomini as Frankie
  • Angela Little as Shayla
  • Reception

    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."

    References

    The Backlot Murders Wikipedia
    The Backlot Murders IMDb The Backlot Murders themoviedb.org