“That girl is pretty kinky. The girl’s a super freak!”
Bárbara is a medical student, a hopeless fashion victim and a relentless psycho-killer. When she mistakingly takes her fellow-student Tomás for a serial killer, it’s love at first sight. Unfortunately, Tomás has invented a drug-fueled device able to project the last image imprinted on a dead man’s retina. With dead bodies piling up on the campus, this will put Bárbara in a very tight spot…
This movie materializes the ultimate definition of a crowd-pleaser. I watched “Sexy Killer” in a practically sold-out theater at the Brussels International Fantasy Film Festival and the whole audience literally went out of their minds with enthusiasm and delirium. This is a pleasantly deranged, no-barrels-held, unscrupulous and 100% original miscellany of bloody horror and vulgar comedy; easily the most flamboyant movie of its type of the last 10 years or so. Many movies ambitiously try to mix horror and comedy ingredients but miserably fail, whereas “Sexy Killer” succeeds without seemingly too much efforts. I won’t claim all gags and comical references are equally triumphant, but generally speaking this Spanish movie from director Miguel Martí (“Fin de Curso“) and writer Paco Cabezas (“ “) is a genuine winner and I hope it will find popularity and distribution outside of the Festival circuit as well.
The main trump of the film is undoubtedly lead actress Macarena Gómez and her unique depiction of the eccentric yet lovable protagonist character Bárbara. She’s a medical student with the vanity and obnoxious ego of Paris Hilton and the homicidal tendencies of Ted Bundy. Bárbara addresses to the camera and explains in great detail how she commits the murders and why – kind of like in “ (aka Man Bites Dog)” but a lot sillier – and she considers herself to be a very normal twenty-something girl with normal needs and desires. She doesn’t even need to cover up her serial killing crimes, because who would ever suspect a cute, fragile and cherubic looking student like her? But then our serial killer queen falls in love. Spoiler! Click if you want to know»
Miguel Martí and Paco Cabezas are obviously two completely horror-obsessed geeks, as they processed a massive number of tributes, inside jokes and references towards several classics of the genre into their screenplay. Spoiler! Click if you want to know» “Sexy Killer” is an unceasingly entertaining movie, with colorful characters and typical horror clichés that are deliberately magnified to emphasize the comedic effect. There’s the stalk-and-slaughter scene at the girls’ locker room at the beginning (with a fantastic twist), Spoiler! Click if you want to know» and much, much more! The gore effects are explicit, the sleaze is gratuitous and the humor is often crude and tasteless, but yet this movie remains accessible and hilarious at all times. See this film, if possible with friends and a truckload of alcohol and you will have a guaranteed blast.