It is always sad to end up watching a low-budget horror movie in which no one seems to have invested any effort. This one allows itself to refer to Scream, is visibly inspired by Friday the 13th and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and it leaves you with an overall feeling of déjà-vu. It even manages to overuse the memorable camera angle first featured in Halloween where the camera is placed behind Michael’s mask while he spies on his sister.
Simply put, all of the actors are boring. They play their role using the same emotion for most of the development and then decide to change personalities in an almost random fashion. Interestingly enough, one of the actors strangely resembles Bruce Campbell. It is doubly amusing considering the fact that the action takes place within the woods. This can only be a coincidence because I doubt auditions have taken place for S.I.C.K.
The ambiance music doesn’t help either! A few notes played on the piano simply don’t merge with the atmosphere. On the other hand, the film has its surprises and they are grouped towards the ending. What pleased me the most was the violence. Even though there are only three murders, with two off screen, they are appreciated. The faking is well orchestrated.
Sadly, Serial Insane Clown Killer’s low quality will blind you from the rest. If only it had its own identity, if it didn’t try to impersonate so many other films, maybe it could have left its mark among independent films.