Monday, 22 November 2010

The Paperboy (5 Stars)

Sometimes you have to ask yourselves what it takes to make a good film. Do you need a big budget, expensive locations and famous actors? This film has none of those. Filmed on a shoestring budget, "The Paperboy" is one of the best horror films ever made.

So what makes it so good? First of all, it's a well written story. Then the actors, unknown as they might be, turn in solid performances. Marc Marut is amazing in the title role. But most of all the film terrifies the viewer through its realism. It isn't a powerful killer or a supernatural monster. The killer is the innocent looking 12-year-old who lives next door. The placid scenes and the idyllic music add to the atmosphere. Everything seems normal in the small town, but what is lurking beneath the surface?

Unfortunately, this film has yet to be released on DVD in America or England. It hasn't even been released in Canada, where it was made. If you want to buy it you have to order it from Australia, if you're able to watch Region 4 PAL DVDs. Follow the link on the picture above.

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