Slaughter of the Innocents, 1993 - ★½

Slaughter of the Innocents, 1993 - ★½

..::Selection for Hoop-tober 2.o Horror Fest::..
A father and his whizz kid son track down a krazy kristian serial killer. Now I've seen my share of creepy shit in my day, and call me old-fashioned but its just wrong hearing a 11 year old kid talk about semen deposits in cadavers.

Even though Scott Glenns a seasoned pro, theres moments he noticeably drops the act and looks clearly dismayed at being in something so god damned cringe worthy. Yes sons regularly follow in their fathers career footsteps, but at 18, not 11 year olds, and especially not ones whose dads are serial killer profilers. Everything about the kid is Hollywood generic, blonde hair/blue eyes, backwards caps, public enemy t's, knee length shorts... Think 'The Simpsons' Poochie or McCrory Culkin in 'Home Alone', only instead of burglars hes tackling Hannibal Lecter, and regardless of his Saturn nomination he was a piss poor little actor. It deserves a MST3K riff, especially the scene Aaron Eckhart (in his first none TV role) shoots down an house.

Originally taken from Letterboxd

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