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Serial Killing 4 Dummys (2004)

Casey Noland, a high school kid with no direction in life, decides to pursue the serial killing profession. Only problem...he can't bring himself to kill anybody. Will the help of a gothic ... See full summary »

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Trace Slobotkin

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Haden Church ... Vince Grimaldi
Justin Urich ... Casey Noland
Lisa Loeb ... Sasha Fitzgerald
Rick Overton ... Mr. Korn
George Murdock ... Detective Ray Berro
Barbara Niven ... Donna Noland
Stuart Stone ... Amil
Raymond O'Connor ... Frank
Esther Scott ... Sally Lindon
Elise Ballard Elise Ballard ... News Anchor
Corey Feldman ... Store Clerk
Jennifer Loto Jennifer Loto ... Marni Greenstein
Katherine D'Armond Katherine D'Armond ... Girl Victim #1
Chris Weber ... Mark Pekla
Mark Thompson ... Chuck, Weatherman
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Storyline

Casey Noland, a high school kid with no direction in life, decides to pursue the serial killing profession. Only problem...he can't bring himself to kill anybody. Will the help of a gothic chick named Sasha, he attempts to learn the ways of a mass murderer. Meanwhile, a real serial killer is at work in their town and Casey thinks he might know who the maniac is. Written by Trace Slobotkin (writer/director)

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School is Hell. And it just got a lot worse. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Serial Killing 101 See more »

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Parlay Productions See more »
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Color
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Trivia

Lisa Loeb, aged 34 in 2002, plays a student half her age - 17. See more »

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Production designer Erich W. Schultz is credited in the opening credits as Eric Schultz, but as Erich Schultz in the closing credits. See more »

Quotes

Sally Lindon: Today we're gonna play a little word association. I'll say a word and you tell me the first word or two that comes to mind.
Casey Noland: Gothcha.
Sally Lindon: Red.
Casey Noland: Blood.
Sally Lindon: Blue.
Casey Noland: Balls.
Sally Lindon: Boy.
Casey Noland: George.
Sally Lindon: Girl.
Casey Noland: Boy George.
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Connections

References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »

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I Found The Film Surprisingly Enjoyable
8 February 2011 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

This film seems to have been made on a budget, and took about two years to go from filming to release. And, mysteriously, it looks to be set in 1995, with the way Marilyn Manson is presented. (If it is actually in 2002, the Manson posters and shirts are very out of date.)

Thomas Haden Church is amazing, Lisa Loeb actually pulls off a good look, despite being in her thirties and playing a high school girl. Corey Feldman shows up briefly... so briefly, in fact, it is a wonder why he appears at all.

The plot is great. Some aspects are predictable, others not so much. Anyone who enjoys studying serial killers should enjoy this film, and the gore effects are decent, too. There are a few moments of really bad CGI, but they are not so obnoxious that they cannot be overlooked.

I would not say to go out of your way to see this film, but it really is better than you might expect from the cover. If the purpose of a film is to entertain, this one succeeded.


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