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Short Reviews for Series 7: The Contender and iMurders

I really enjoyed Series 7: The Contender. It is such a convincing parody of a reality show, you could totally picture the show in question, known simply as The Contender, on the air. That is, if it wasn’t about murdering people.
From what I gathered, seven people are picked at random,(sort of, the pregnant woman and the artist knew each other before) and they basically have to kill each other. The one left is the winner of The Contender.
I’d say a show like this would never be on the air, but give it twenty years, or possibly even less, and who knows? I loved the ending too, but I won’t give it away.
Four cocked handguns, out of five.

iMurders
This has nothing to do with apple products, first off, so get that out of your head. This movie is laughably bad, the editing is some of the worst I’ve seen in years, and in general I got a very Garth Marenghi’s Dark Place vibe from it. That’s not to say that this is a good thing, I mean a Dark Place like product, but not as a joke. Garth Marenghi’s Dark Place is a show about a fictional horror writer, who wrote and starred in his own 80’s hospital paranormal drama. One of the characters that acts on the show, Dean Learner, can’t act with other people, so every time you see him they cut to a seperate shot of just him. Well, every time I saw Charles Durning on screen I couldn’t help but draw parellels to Dean Learner.


What pisses me off the most about Imurders, is that the concept is(said “it” for two days…I need an editor) good, it was just the execution that failed…miserably. In the hands of a more competent screenwriter, director, editor, this could have been a fun film, in the same, somewhat realistic vein as Series 7. After all, there are actually cases where people have been killed through the internet. I’m looking at you Craigslist.
What Imurders brings to the table instead, is utter nonsense. I kept expecting everyone to slow down when they said, computer, or internet, like they were new, and difficult concepts. I seriously think my grandfather has more of a grasp of the internet, then the ass hat who made this film. Not only that, the tone is all over the place, and the pacing and scene progression is also. And this lady has conjunctivitis the whole second half of the damn film!

Sheesh. I give this one broken mousepad, out of five. Not even Tony Todd could save this one.

Anyway, both of these films are up on Netflix instant streaming, so if you feel like watching a good film, see Series 7, and if you want a laughably bad shit fest, watch iMurders.

2 Responses to Short Reviews for Series 7: The Contender and iMurders

  1. Craigslist isn’t the only one – Some goon at Something Awful went on a killing spree a few years back, too.

    I’d want to see Series 7 cast with losers from VH1 celebrity dating shows. New York would shoot everyone in the face and go home.

  2. Spooky Sean says:

    Wow, a Goon on a killing spree actually is the scariest thing I can think of. Years of nerd rage, yikes, wouldn’t want to be on the recieving end of that.


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