31 Days of Terror 2017

This book includes 36 thematic lists. Each list contains 31 highly recommended horror movies sorted from worst to best.

1) Roll a six-sided die twice and record your two results in the order they were thrown.

2) Find the numbers rolled within the table of contents. Once there, you will be redirected to a thematic list of highly recommended horror movies.

3) The first movie listed is tagged October 1st.

4) Write this result down on the first line of your watchlist. Watchlist templates may be found at the end of this book.

5) Rinse and repeat this sequence 30 more times to create a completely random set of movies for every day in October.

Office Killer

A mousy office worker accidentally kills one of her coworkers, then proceeds to bump off a few others.

 

United States
1997
Feature Film
Realism: 
Plausible
Stalker: 
Sneaker
Catastrophes: 
Accident
4
Just doesn't work...
2
3.04
6
6
1
2
2
Performances
Plot
Dialog
Scream and Scream 2, 1996 and 1997 respectively, bitch slapped this film into Oblivion, and every other slasher that came out around that time for that matter. From then on, filmmakers could no longer be lazy. Films with hooks this lame would never get greenlit, at least not for a few years. Thirty minutes in, I still couldn’t figure out what Office Killer was about.
I just didn’t give a damn about the characters. You get a lot of hamming from almost all performers, perhaps to compensate for how bland the film looks. From the dull production design to the sluggish lighting, there’s something off about the ambiance. From what I could tell, around halfway in, this was a sitcom with accidental deaths in it. And, for a comedy, it’s really not that funny.
Every time I screamed “Eureka!”; every aha moment I had, led to yet another ten minutes of dialogue. I just didn’t get this film. It rubbed me the wrong way. The quality was there, the actors were good, but this story went nowhere. Its ultimate demise was to glorify strangeness over clarity. And, by the way, a film like this one shouldn’t need four writers.
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