Main Plot Points:
- Rey Ciso (Adam Brooks) was once the greatest editor the world had ever seen. Since a horrific accident left him with four wooden fingers on his right hand, he’s had to resort to cutting pulp films and trash pictures.
- When the lead actors from the film he’s been editing turn up murdered at the studio, Rey is fingered as the number one suspect. The bodies continue to pile up in this absurdist giallo-thriller as Rey struggles to prove his innocence and learn the sinister truth lurking behind the scenes.
- Functioning as a straight-up send-up of Dario Argento, Mario Bava and the cinematic sorcerers of ’70s slasher films, Canadian horror comedy The Editor is a charming tribute to the unsung classics of giallo, an Italian subgenre known for its gory and gruesome erotic horror.
What We Thought:
- The Editor is a ton of genre fun. The film is a hilarious horror/Italian Giallo spoof. It has some great deaths, some tremendous nudity and hilariously (intentionally) bad ADR work.
- If you’ve ever seen an Italian film from the 1970s made for the American market, this film is an homage to those hysterically bad films. There’s lots of facial hair and over acting and people getting slapped and cheesy dialogue and lots of total awesomeness.
- It’s very hard to describe if you don’t know what I’m talking about. If you understand, you’ll totally get it. I had a blast with it. And it’s not just the dumb spoofs we’ve come to expect from horror movies.
- It’s clever and witty. It’s not aiming for the lowest common denominator despite having random naked people walking through a scene. The filmmakers are clearly fans of the genre and the film pays respect to the genre while also being funny.
- On top of the humor is some really good gore and blood. I grew up on slasher flicks and this has lots of slashing. People get stabbed often. Blood goes flying. People scream and die. Exactly what you want in this type of old school horror flick.
- The Editor is simply a lot of fun. It’s clearly not for everyone, but for those it’s made for, they will love it. There’s a cool car chase. Lots of deaths. Lots of naked people. Lots of blood and just a lot of fun. Find it as soon as you can.
- Audio Commentary with Adam Brooks, Connor Sweeney and Matt Kennedy
- “Making Movies Used To Be Fun” Documentary
- Music and Poster Featurettes
- Astron-6 Film Festival Introduction
- Deleted Scenes
Notable Cast & Crew:
- Paz de la Huerta
- Udo Kier
- Conor Sweeney
- Adam Brooks
- Matthew Kennedy
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