Director: Ross Hagen, John Stewart
Cast: Ross Hagen, Troy Donahue, Hoke Howell
Production Company: Lynn-Wenger Productions
Runtime: 87 minutes
Let’s flip the calendar all the way back to the 90s. Some movies from that time are more accesible for modern audiences than others. Click: The Calendar Girl Killer (1990) may not be politically correct, but it is eerily relevant in today’s society…
In the movie, a psychotic killer uses his powerful position as a celebrated photographer to satisfy his dark and sadistic desires. A fashion model named Cindy (Keely Sims) must see through his seductive charms before it’s too late.
The killer’s photo shoots are often violent in nature, and ironically very popular. The shoots may be a little tame by today’s standards, but they’re still a highlight of the movie. The models are scantily clad, and often wield weapons like machine guns or chainsaws.
The film is made up of an incredible cast of seasoned actors. Troy Donohue is sleazy as Alan, in a role that’s a far cry from his work in A Summer Place (1959). Ross Hagen plays a repugnant photographer named Jack. You may remember him from Night Creature (1978) and The Devil’s 8 (1969).
Hoke Howell from Humanoids from the Deep (1980) and Gregory Scott Cummins from Hack-O-Lantern (1988) are both notable character actors who also have substantial roles.
The movie features quite a few women who are well known for their roles in genre films. You’ll see Susan Jennifer Sullivan from Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988), Donna Speir from Savage Beach (1989), and Tracy Dali from Virgin High (1991), among many others.
Juliette Cummins from Friday the 13th Part 5: A New Beginning (1985), Psycho III (1986), and Slumber Party Massacre II (1987) is also featured prominently in the movie, even though her role remains strangely uncredited.
Spectacular explosions and dangerous car chases are a huge part of this movie. Sometimes, the two are even combined into one big scene. The film’s finale alone has more explosions than I’d care to count! Many of these moments looked authentically dangerous.
A big fight scene at the end of the movie isn’t disappointing. In fact, it’s completely over the top! This battle is loaded with treacherous stunts, just like the fast-paced scenes already mentioned. This film may be considered a horror thriller, but it sure does have a lot of action!
Click: The Calendar Girl Killer is worth another look, especially considering the controversies that have been recently shaking the entertainment industry…
– John Migliore
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