Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Shay Astar, Michael Bowen, Erin Brown, Robin Sydney, Megan Henning
Director: Chris Sivertson
Genres: Drama, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Once upon a time, a boy named Ray Pye put crushed beer cans in his boots to make himself taller. But this is no fairy tale: For suburban sociopath Ray (Marc Senter) and his friends, small-town life is a dead-end road of se... more »
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Chad B. (abrnt1) from CABERY, IL
Reviewed on 3/8/2012...
There's been a number of films made recently based on the novels of Jack Ketchum. Red,The Girl Next Door, The Offspring & The Lost. All are well worth checking out. The Lost is a brutal movie dealing with a sociopath who loses control during the course of the film. Very effective.
Jefferson N. from BLAIRSVILLE, GA
Reviewed on 11/1/2011...
The Lost is a twisted coming-of-age story of a young sociopath who while hanging out with his wimpy, blonde-haired lackey and his low self-esteem girlfriend comes up on two beautiful women running around naked in the woods. He decides they are lesbians and shoots them. Four years later, the lone survivor dies in a coma and he gets away scott-free. The rest of the movie is about his day to day life of doing drugs, having sex with loose women, getting turned down by the good ones, and his slow spiral into a raving lunatic. Basically, it's an object lesson for young women: That bad boy you think is so cool will probably end up beating the hell out of you or outright killing you...so maybe give the not-so-cool guys another look. The movie isn't bad...the character studies are actually somewhat believable. The lovely genre vixen Misty Mundae is running around in all her nude glory at the beginning, which will entertain most of the guys and some of you ladies. The movie is pretty brutal...it starts that way and ends that way. It may turn a lot of you away, so be warned. The ending is abrupt and somewhat disturbing. And for all of you twisted folks out there, there are plenty of naked chicks in peril and in handcuffs in the end of the movie. So, I guess what I'm trying to say is, there's something for everyone...as long as you have a fairly strong stomach.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Mamie H. (towncar1997) from TAHLEQUAH, OK
Reviewed on 11/15/2009...
This has to be the scariest Movie I have ever seen. This guy completely looses it at the end!!!
2 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
Jasmine K. (jazztastic) from SCRANTON, PA
Reviewed on 3/16/2009...
Not quite as good as the book, but still a better movie than half the garbage Hollywood is spewing out these days.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Holy MOLE Batman... oh yeah, this isn't a kids movie
Ravenskya | 06/30/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I read the novel several months ago, and let this DVD sit around my house looking for the opportune time to watch it. When the kids were finally away for a little while I popped it in, and have to say... I was a bit disappointed. The short summary of the story for those who have not read the book: Ray Pye is a slightly off kilter young man in his early 20's who on a random whim kills two young women while camping. Now 4 years later the police know it was him but can not prove it. Ray's two friends who know about the killings are slowly destroying themselves with drugs and alcohol, but their obsession with the murderous Pye is as strong as ever. When the rejection of several women in town finally sets Ray off, he begins a murderous rampage.
-The violence is all there, brutal and on screen.
-All of the sex is there almost to the point of soft core porn. Ray is apparently quite the ladies man.
-In respect to events, this film sticks very closely to the book.
-The time frame is gone, the book takes place in 1969... this is easy to tell because they follow the Sharon Tate case through the book. In the film, some of the people are dressed from the 90's, some from the 60's, Ray looks like a combination of a 50's greaser and an 80's punk with too much eyeliner. The Sharon Tate information seems to be out of kilter because there is no sense of time other than that reference.
-Ray Pye's Mole and Makeup are distracting to the viewer, with him being the only male in the film wearing eyeliner, and that ridiculously huge mole that seems to have been played up... you're eyes tend to focus on the mole and miss the rest of the film.
-The music is all over the ballpark, and in many cases the death-metal sounding music both detracts from what you are watching, and also makes the dialogue difficult to hear.
-The Dialogue on the DVD is at times very loud and at other times, impossible to make out. I am not sure if it's that the actors were mumbling or just too far from the mics but large parts of the conversations were completely unintelligible. This specifically occurs when Ray is threatening people and leans down to hiss at them in their face.
-The relationships that were so crucial in the book are completely left out in the movie; Tim is simply a body with no motive, feeling or relationship with any of the other characters. The relationship between the retired cop and the way too young for him Sally is almost confusing because so little is shown. Catharine comes across as a completely different character than in the book, her power and intrigue never come across properly.
-Many people will get upset with me for this... I did not like the way Ray Pye was portrayed... specifically at the ending... I found him to be way over the top and he ended up coming across as more of a spastic showoff rather than a truly emotionally disturbed individual. I never really bought that the character that he portrayed was capable of what he did.
In summation - This was an okay movie. I have heard people compare it to "Silence of the Lambs" and let me tell you right now, they are WAY OFF. There is plenty of gore and sex here to keep the young men happy, but the heart behind the story was left out.
The Best Villian since Patrick Bateman
Captain Insanity | NY | 07/29/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Based on the novel by Jack Ketchum.
And it's seriously enjoyable!!
I'm really lovin' these Ketchum novel adaptions.
(ie: The Girl Next Door, Offspring, & Red)
Ray Pye (whose performance was downright amazing)is going down as one of my 3 favorite villians in a horror movie:
(along side Patrick Bateman from "American Psycho"
& Captain Underpants from "Funny Games")
The opening sequence really sets the pace for the rest of the movie,
a nude Erin Brown (one of the most gorgeous women in Hollywood)
and a double homicide,
lead into a failed investigation by local police,
and the deterioration of Rays two reluctant cohorts.
The conclusion is what this movie is all about!!
And it was downright brutal & utterly phenominal!!
A killing spree for the books.
13 onscreen kills in total!!!
And plenty of nudity,
and of course Mr. Ray Pye.
MORAL OF THE STORY:
Some friends you wanna keep closer than your enemies."
Another brutal Ketcham adaptation
C. Christopher Blackshere | I am the devil's reject | 11/30/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Derived from some shocking homicides during the 60's, The Lost is an abrasive character study of a sociopath who committed some terrifying random acts of violence.
Meet Ray, a young man lost in his own warped world of frustration and insecurities. He hangs out with younger kids that will look up to him. Ray buys them beer, boasts about his sexual conquests, even stuffs objects in his boots to make himself look taller. But in actuality, he's a frail, pitiful loser harnessing some pent up rage. And when it explodes, look out.
The acting in this movie is adequate, but it's the horrendous acts themselves that keep you riveted. Plus there is plenty of nudity as it also explores a dark realm of unabated sexuality. It all culminates into an utterly vicious and frightening climax that will make you feel helpless and vulnerable right along with the victims.
Not recommended to the faint of heart. A must-see if you enjoyed the horror film The Girl Next Door."