The Editor (2014) – A String of Murders Review, Rating and Synopsis

The Editor (2014) - A String of Murders

The Editor (2014)

  • Release Date:  2014
  • Genre:  Crime & Giallo
  • Director:  Adam Brooks, Matthew Kennedy
  • Screenwriter:  Adam Brooks, Conor Sweeney, Matthew Kennedy
  • Cast & Crew: Adam Brooks, Matthew Kennedy, Paz De La Huerta, Conor Sweeney, Udo Kier, Laurence R. Harvey, Jerry Wasserman, Samantha Hill, Kevin Anderson, Brett Donahue, Tristan Risk, Dan Bern, Sheila Campbell, Brent Neale, Jasmine Mae

The Editor (2014) Rating:

  • Raoul = 7 / 10;
  • Eloise = 5 / 10;
  • IMDB = 6 / 10;
  • Rotten Tomatoes = 5.5 / 10

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The Editor (2014) Synopsis:

When the lead actors from a new movie are getting killed one after the other, the police rapidly turns to the mutilated editor whom all clue seems to accuse.

The Editor (2014) Review:

By the director of Father’s Day, The Editor is surely one of the strangest movie I reviewed in a long time. Thereee simply isn’t anything like it. The movie is a parody of Italian giallo from the 70s-80s and contains multiple references to Dario Argento’s movies as well as Fulci’s ones. Most notably, there are a few scenes that are fun tribute to The Beyond and other Italian classics.

The comedy aspect is really strange – subtle at first, it quickly becomes extremely absurd. All of it is in the little details: the weird acting, the voice of the actors that is always slightly off, the weird characters, the abundance of nudity (often subtly inserted in the background). Frankly, I found all this completely unsettling at first, but after an hour or so, I got a grip of the humor and appreciated how unusual it is.

In trying to parody giallo movies, The Editor actually managed to build a very decent story. Despite the constant absurdities, there is a real suspense about who the killer might be. The movie gets stranger and stranger as it goes, yet it manage to finish on a very interesting climax. It is also a very artistic movie, the imagery is beautiful and punctuated with gory moments worthy of any Italian splatters.

I would really recommend this one – even though it is not for everyone. You really have to know what you’re in for. The closest thing I can relate it to would (in terms of humor) would be John Dies at the End.