Killer Nerd (1991)

Genres - Comedy, Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Horror Comedy, Slasher Film  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This ultra-low-budget slasher film apparently aspires to be a splattery horror parody, but it falls considerably short of its target thanks to a script that fails to exploit the comic possibilities of its premise. Perennial TV geek Toby Radloff plays Harold, a beleaguered simp who suffers constant rejection, embarrassment, and physical abuse at the hands of nearly everyone in town. Chief among his tormentors are a pair of local toughs (Tony Zanoni and Niko DePofi), his pretty but vacuous coworker Sally (Heidi Lohr), and even his own mother (Virginia Scott). After a particularly humiliating day Harold snaps, suffers bizarre hallucinations, and goes on the requisite killing spree. None of this material is presented in an original manner and only serves as a vehicle for some plentiful but amateurish gore effects. Followed by the slightly superior sequel Bride of Killer Nerd.

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advertising, atrocity, bully, craziness, explosion, hallucination, homecoming, kidnapping, nightclub, physical-abuse, revenge, romance, serial-killer, budget, couple, friendship, girl, how-to, killing, lawyer, mother, nerd

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Cult Film, Low Artistic Quality