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My Review of "Totally Killer"

If you liked Hot Tub Time Machine you might like this movie. That goes vice versa.

By Brian AnonymousPublished 3 months ago 3 min read

Totally Killer is a comedy horror movie that is exclusively streaming on Amazon Prime. It is a little bit of a surprise hit for me. I didn't expect to like this movie as much as I did. The premise of the story sounded too wacky for me to pass up. Though some of the movie's antics seemed a little familiar. It kind of reminded me of a movie I saw back in the day called Hot Tub Time Machine.

The movie starts off with the set up in a small little town. It's being guided by a guy that is telling a bunch of tourists about a killer in their town. This killer murdered 3 teenage girls 30 years ago. Now it's kind of a tourist attraction for this small town. Everyone seems to know everyone and this murder mystery is kind of the town's identity.

Then we meet up with Jamie who is our main protagonist. She's justifiably being overprotected by her mother. Her mother is afraid the killer will once again don his creepy mask and kill someone in their town. Oh how right she was.

Jamie meets up with her friend and go out while her mother is home alone handing out candy to trick or treaters. All of a sudden the murderer shows up and kills Jamie's mom. The killer is back and the town is freaking out.

Luckily, Jamie's best friend also happens to be a daughter of a brilliant scientist. She creates this time machine of sorts for a science show. When this is introduced to Jamie the killer rears his creepy mask once again to try to kill Jamie. Instead it brings Jamie back 30 years to the time when the first murders happened.

It's a very silly story with ridiculous things happening. Luckily this movie doesn't take itself seriously and knows what it is. They have a ton of fun with the fact that the audience knows more than the rest of the characters in the movie. There's actually layers of knowledge. The audience knows everything whereas Jamie only knows up to the period in which she is brought back into time.

This movie has a lot of fun with the concept of the butterfly effect of changing things in the past. It has its own set of rules and for the most part adheres to those rules. There are running jokes about things changing in the future as Jamie is constantly changing the past.

I also love how all of the adults in Jamie's life have now become idiotic, horny teenagers. This ultimately turns Jamie's perspective of all of the adults in her life. She's so annoyed at all of the ignorant point of views throughout the 80s as well. It's pretty fun seeing all of the changes and seeing someone of this generation exploring this point of view.

Everyone does a terrific job in keeping this movie lively and fun. I had a few laugh out loud moments in this movie and I'm sure anyone that's lived in a time before internet will as well. This is such a fun movie and I think anybody can really get on board with this one.

Some horror fans won't like it that much because the movie isn't really scary at all. There are way more laughs than scares in this movie. There's the odd scene that brings in some tension but for the most part it's not scary at all.

Overall, this movie was a ton of fun. It is a light yet cheeky take on the comedy horror genre. Yes it resembles Hot Tub Time Machine a lot. There are a ton of similarities but that's not bad because I loved that movie as well. That's why I have to give this movie a 7 out of 10. It's a movie that I would recommend to people.


About the Creator

Brian Anonymous

I have tons of opinions that change constantly. I watch a lot of movies and play video games. There are some articles on my struggles with languages and dance as well.

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