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Photographer Cindy Sherman, who often uses motifs from exploitation films in her work, pays witty tribute to slasher films in this satiric horror-comedy. Dorine Douglas (Carol Kane) has spent 16 years at the bottom of the totem pole as a copy editor for Constant Consumer magazine when, due to budget cuts, she's downsized into a contract employee and forced to work out of her home. Dorine isn't at all happy about this, and when she's called back into the office to help obnoxious writer Gary (David Thornton) fix a glitch in his computer, she's not at all upset when he's… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 12%

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"Some of this is insulting, all of it is tedious."
‑ Manohla Dargis, L.A. Weekly
"Trashy, stupid, schlock-y, and completely dull."
‑ Greg Muskewitz,
"Despite running only 81 minutes, Sherman's debut feels distended, perhaps because it flutters around from black comedy to Grand Guignol to character study, rarely touching down on any of the above."
‑ Ed Kelleher, Film Journal International
"It's more disturbing than finding half a cockroach in a Fluffernutter sandwich."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"A wry and intellectual romp through B-movie cliches -- without stinting on the gore and mayhem."
‑ David Bonetti, San Francisco Examiner
"It can't decide what it wants to be -- slasher fest, social satire or revenge comedy -- and ends up being an awkward goulash."
‑ Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle
"The film opens with some intriguing and old-fashioned credits set to an ominous score. That's the high point."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"As lifeless as the corpses that pile up in mousy Carol Kane's basement."
‑ Bryant Frazer, Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
"The measure of this film's failure is that when the nasty stuff happens, we don't laugh and we really don't care."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
"It doesn't offer a single moment of visceral or emotional electricity."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"No terror or suspense occupies this tired, gloomy vacuum, not to mention wit or humor."
‑ Dale Winogura, Boxoffice Magazine
"Extra points for liberal use of chicken innards as wholesale gore. Minus points for not being funny enough."
‑ Christopher Null,
"A pretentious pseudo-parody of a serial-killer movie."
‑ , E! Online
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