By: Sean McLaughlin
First off, I’d like to thank Chemical Burn Entertainment for ending my movie-reviewing year off on the right note. While I’m known to have a love/hate relationship with that company, their 2013 release 21st Century Serial Killer has restored my faith in their work. Too often nowadays, independent horror cinema feels the need to turn the volume button up way too far, or not nearly far enough. There is something to be said for staying true to your cinematic design and not purposely straying into the bizarre or obscure. Director Henry Weintraub creates a surreal and familiar world where serial killers and mass murderers are seen more as luminaries than criminals, and uses the popular device of satire to lampoon the growing status of tabloid celebrities.