Karpenter (2017)

Karpenter (2017)

Released: 2017
Genre: Genre, Horror
Director: Christian Ackerman
Starring: Riley Earl, Don Earl, Danielle Ackerman, ,
Run time: 60 min
IMDb: 3.3/10
Country: USA
Views: 55789


A killer is on the loose in a small town. One girl must face this psychopathic serial killer in order to survive this one night during hallows eve.
User Reviews: This movie has no budget or originality. It’s a pretty blatant "Halloween" clone with some elements of the sequel too. If you’re expecting something more turn elsewhere.

That being said, it knows what it is and doesn’t pretend to be something more. The characters aren’t going to win any Oscar’s, but are mostly deadpan or quirky enough that I found them enjoyable for the most part. It all borders on "so bad its good" but at least they seem in on the joke and aren’t attempting to be overtly serious or pretend they are in anything but a C movie.

The kills are perhaps entirely off screen tear-aways with insta-one-swipe-beheadings by axe. You wont find any direct gore here but several neck stubs and at least one over the top arterial spray abound.

This movie does more with no budget than most small budget Halloween flicks. If you go in with the right expectations you might enjoy it. I wasnt expecting much with what Prime puts out in terms of Halloween but was surprised with the seeming throwback style music/theme, the fact it doesn’t take itself too seriously, and generally enjoying the characters who exude a type of deadpan quirkiness (even the cop duo, who are typically the most cringe in these movies)

I start all movies at default 5 and go from there. It was enjoyable enough for it’s very short stay to leave me with 6/10 (slightly positive). Pretty refreshing to see one of these no budget Halloween slashers check out after 45 mins as further extension would have likely led to lukewarm (5/10) or increasingly negative impressions.

There’s probably little value to this beyond its Halloween-based appeal come October and those into the "31 films for 31 days" routine. I have certainly seen worse this year already (Hayride). I doubt I would ever return for another viewing but can honestly say I had a good time with this no budget, C-movie summation (clone) of Halloween 1+2 in 45 minutes.


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Public on July 11, 2020

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