|DVD The Businessman
Run time: 65 min
Director: Ivan Baltos
Writers: Ivan Baltos
Stars: Samantha Aprea, Sal Armerino, Max Blaire
A young man struggles to retain his sanity when a serial killer called The Businessman runs amok in his town.
Release Date: 11 April 2014 (USA)
I don't review films often. And I certainly don't often give films this high a rating. But I wanted to take the time to comment on The Businessman. It's a fun little slasher film that lacks a lot of the elements that make most slasher films so awful. The performances are great, and not just by the lead actors. Be on the lookout for the main character's neighbor. I actually cared a lot about the fate of some of the people in this film. That seldom happens when I'm watching this kind of movie. I liked the writing. The characters sounded like real people. About halfway through the film, I was certain about where it was heading. I could not have been more wrong. And did I mention how scary it is? This isn't a movie that tries to make you jump every 30 seconds. They don't go for cheap thrills. But when the film does try to scare you, it's very successful. I'm really impressed with what these filmmakers were able to do on such a low budget. I hope I get to see more from these guys.
This movie was a suspenseful, thrilling film. In the beginning it was slow paced. A lot of talking, but once you get like 20 minutes in, all the scares hit you hard. And one thing that I think is really good about this movie is that some parts were comedy, some action, and of course horror. There wasn't too much comedy, just enough that it didn't take you out the story. There were numerous times I jumped out of my chair because some parts were just too damn scary. The ending was mind blowing experience. I've seen the film 4 times and it still boggles me, sort of like how MEMENTO confused the crap out of me, but in a good way. It really is a good movie, but you have to pay attention. Go see it.
I THINK I TALK TOO MUCH.
I freaking love this awesome super suspenseful movie. I have to admit though, it does sometimes get boring, but makes up for it up with the crazy jump scares. I swear I jumped out out of my seat like ten times, but then again, I'm a little girl when it comes to scary movies. Some of the jump scenes can scare a man blind. At least that's how I felt. Honestly I love that feeling and this film does it well. Adrenalne was pumping like I just ran a 2 mile marathon. Trust me, this movie is really cool. It will make you jump out of your seat like a frog. I recommend it.
P.S. Do I really have to type ten damn lines, come on!
What a really twisted film. It starts out slow, but once it picks up, wow, what a mind F*%K! I really have to see it again to understand it, kind of like Donnie Darko, not in it's technique, but in it's approach. I was a little disappointed at the end, but that's just me. I would recommend this film for people who like movies like Psycho or the aforementioned Donnie Darko. Ofcouse I'm not going to say this film is better than those films, but it's really enjoyable. I will not give anything away, but I will say that every time you think you know who the killer is, you're wrong, well at least I was and I guess that's where my disappointment came. I wanted the killer to be who I thought it was, and it wasn't. I don't know if that's a bad thing or a good thing. See the film and judge for yourself