- Ax 2013
The Los Angeles Ripper
Craig McIntyre, Randy Tobin, Celeste Martinez, Mark Charles Adams for Moss Stomper Productions, 372 Film Production
directed by Craig McIntyre
starring Randy Tobin, Celeste Martinez, Chase Monroe, Beverly Bassette, Devanny Pinn, Brandon Engstrom, Ava Rose, Ian Steele, Marna Kay, Kiersten Puusemp, Nekromistress, Moeko Maeda, Shawn C.Phillips, Andrew Undead, Laura Rathbone, Tristan Rogers, Sickovert Mike, Jaime Richter
written by Craig McIntyre, additional dialogue by Randy Tobin, Celeste Martinez, music by Jack Spralja aka Composer Zartan, Craig McIntyre, Luke Elliott, special makeup effects by Laura Rathbone, Brandon Engstrom, Alan Danielson, Brian Jones, Ken Culver, Devanny Pinn, Craig McIntyre, Tracy Jones
Kristy (Celeste Martinez) is a good girl, she has come from Ohio to LA
to study singing, she gladly accepts being treated like a slave by her
alcoholic couchpotato aunt (Beverly Bassette) and her heavy-partying
cousin Angel (Chase Monroe), and she by and large stays away from the
party circuit her cousin invites her to, doesn't do drugs or heavy
Grahm (Randy Tobin) is a weird one, his social and
conversational skills are incredibly limited, he is not exactly
intelligent, his fashion sense suggests 1970's porn, he seems to be
invariably horny, and doesn't refrain from picking up hookers, too. But he
is well liked in the party circuit, mainly because he always has the best
drugs, and is known for prompt delivery.
Good girl Kristy has
immediately caught Grahm's eye, and first he tries every corny pickup line
in the book on her, then, after that doesn't work, he spies after her, to
wait for the right moment to catch her alone. Kristy, I might want to add,
is getting more and more freaked out by Grahm's behaviour ... and she very
much should be, because there is one thing I haven't told you yet about
Grahm: He's a serialkiller, specializing on young women who sexually
arouse him, and he kills his victims in increasingly violent ways.
now he's apparently after Kristy ...
here to open the Spoiler Pop-up!
Quite a merciless film, and quite
frankly one you need a strong stomach for, Los Angeles Ripper,
despite its many very graphic murder scenes, is more than just a tour
through a slaughterhouse. Basically, despite all the gore and
gruesomeness, Los Angeles Ripper is a character-driven suspense
piece. Basically, the main players of this film-long game of cat-and-mouse
(Grahm and Kristy) are set up in the first ten minutes or so, and you
pretty much know the film will amount to a brutal finale between the two
of them, you just don't know the when and the how, and by keeping you
guessing the film builds up a tension all of its own, with Grahm's murders
and Kristy's singing lessons (really) being mere (if welcome) distractions
from the main plot. and that both Celeste Martinez and Randy Tobin fill
their roles perfectly doesn't hurt one bit either, of course.
good film in fact, but as mentioned, you need to have a strong stomach for