From the title of this shot on video tale you would possibly expect a Murder Set Pieces style gorefest, or maybe even some porn-gore crossover. What you get instead in nearly 2 hours of a bloke whose chronic masturbation has created a maniac woman who kills people who piss him off, and his attempt to both clear his name and get laid.
|I need a subscription to this magazine!|
|This is what the popular kids look like in this town!|
The next day, he is shocked to see a blonde Lisa (Robyn Griggs, Slashers Gone Wild!) on his doorstep, newly moved in and keen to make his acquaintance. His luck changes even more for the better when his workmate puts him in touch with his cousin, Lucy (Heather Summers) with whom he shares lots of interests. The two are getting to know each other when it comes on the news Michelle has been brutally murdered. Being one of the last to see her, and arguing to boot, Kevin is brought in for questioning, but released without charge.
Kevin and Lucy bump into local meat head Tom (Mathew Turner) who is out with a shotgun looking for Michelle’s killer. Lisa turns up, brandishing a large knife and does away with Tom, as well as confessing to Michelle’s murder! She tells Kevin she is a tulpa, brought into existence through the power of his fantasy..
Shot on video films are not a new thing, in fact we’re getting more and more used to them over the years. Some are good, and show real inventiveness and are populated with people with a talent for being in front of the camera. Some are not. Murder Is Like Sex falls firmly into the latter category. It’s not just that the film is inept, it just isn’t punchy enough to keep the interest going for 2 hours. I can put up a few below par actors (hey, I love Ed Wood films!) but make them do something other than spout exposition! There are also some exchanges with record store customers that were either in here to ‘add realism’ or as just to get friends in on the film, High Fidelity this is not!
I can’t even remember where I got this film from, I found it in my collection but a quick Amazon search shows it’s still available if you REALLY need to see it, but the director Keith Boron has released nothing else as far as I can see.
2 out of 10