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The Orange Man

USA 2016
produced by
Stephen Folker, Steven M. Campbell (executive), Janie Williamson (executive) for Stephen Folker Films
directed by Stephen Folker
starring Ben Rollins, Dave Juehring, Jim Plovanich, Thomas Ely Sage, Glenn Harston, Trena Penson, Robert Kemp, Susan Wynne Lunning, Michael Banks, Sue Cook, Jim Brockhohn, Jim Nieciecki, Elle Winchester, Steve Couch
written by Stephen Folker, special effects by Kathi King, McKennah Scott

review by
Mike Haberfelner

In the 1980s, Peter Walkins (Ben Rollins) sold self-grown oranges door-to-door ... but then he got muscled out of business, something he was (understandably) less than happy about, so he traded his hand for a hook and went around slaughtering his former customers in orange-related ways - and then he downright disappeared ...

But that of course was long ago, this day and age knows other worries, like banker Gerald (Dave Juehring) getting handed the divorce papers from his greedy wife Deborah (Trena Penson) - which finally make his worst fears official, that he's cheated on him numerous times with every handiman in town. So naturally, a trip to the country with his best mates (Jim Plovanich, Thomas Ely Sage, Glenn Harston) comes in as a welcome distraction, especially since all of them are single and act as if they've never left puberty behind - but now they're allowed to drink ...

The weekend is somewhat marred when Gerald and company find out Deborah and her new lover (Robert Kemp) are camping nearby - but they come up with numerous schemes to feel them unwelcome - first and foremost a literal piss-bomb.

Thing is, Peter Walkins, the orange man from yesteryear, is still around, and he has just recently come out of retirement to kill people - and mind you, he doesn't mind which camp his victims come from, the pro-Gerald or pro-Deborah one ... he kills them all with equal glee ...

 

Now I won't denie, the synopsis of this movie might sound just like your typical slasher, and I readily admit, the key elements are all in place ... but The Orange Man just refuses to play like one (despite great suspense moments, scares and creative killings) but spends much more time on its characters, who are all in or past their midlife crisis (quite in contrast to the typical slasher personnel), and who have some colourful backstories of their own. And to be sure, while this is not an all-out comedy, there are about as many pissing-jokes as there are bloodlettings. None of this grants a good movie by itself of course, but the screenplay that ties everything together most certainly does, it's really lively, character-driven, and while it knows its plotpoints and when to check them, it also knows how to play with them. And a competent cast and subtle directorial effort make up for a pretty decent genre movie!

 

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