Joe Estevez, Robert Z'Dar, and Linnea Quigley star in the film "Rockville Slayer." In a send-up to horror films of past generations and packed with a well-known cult/horror film cast, this movie tells the story of the mu... more »rder of two high school couples in a small town. Their deaths are just the beginning in a series of creepy, seemingly random, killings. The two detectives assigned to the case discover shocking truths about themselves as they uncover horrific facts about past murders they hope will lead them to the true killer.« less
"SPOILER ALERT!: The producers tried to hide the bad reviews this film received under its original title "Unaware" by changing the name to "Rockville Slayer". A rose by any other name would smell as sweet but a stinker is a stinker no matter what you call it. It's direct to video films like this that have become the new last stomping grounds for ex-stars on their way to retirement. Joe Estevez tries his best and he's the only thing "Rockville Slayer" has going for it. Robert Z'Dar looks and acts like he didn't care. At times you'll think he was looking around to make sure the paymaster was on the set. Linnea Quigley was a beautiful starlet in classics like "Return of the Living Dead" but those salad days are twenty years gone. Some of the newcomers are attractive but they won't want to include this on their future resumes.
And I've learned from experience with this film company, get ready for the family and friends of the cast and crew and director to start piling on with fake reviews to pump up the films rating. Look especially at all the reviews from "reviewers" who are only reviewing this one film (before its release date!) or just reviewing this film and "Bomb The System" or one other film...quite a coincidence, is it not? It's a sorry state, really. But wait, once they read this expose they will try to get it removed and start adding to their fake review catalog.
The story is really about some psycho who goes around skewering the usual set of cardboard characters in a small town that might have some secrets in its history. When the town's only hope rests on the narrow shoulders of a deputy who looks like he was cast as Barney Fife's twin, and whose played by some guy named, I swear, Circus, I knew there was no hope for either the town or for me. You have a whole cast full of nobodies and suddenly b-movie stock actors Robert Z'Dar and Linnea Quigley show up (and show their age) and you immediately know they have to be the bad guys. They get theirs in a simpleton shootout ending and then Barney Fife drives away and leaves town. One of the Fed cops, Nicky Buehrer, is good looking but she needs a few more acting lessons.
Oh come on...
ChicagoHorror | Chicago | 08/23/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I watched this and felt ripped off. The audio was terrible. The direction incoherent. The writing... would have been better if someone swallowed a piece of paper and pooped out a script. This is an awful, amateur movie. Just because there is no budget DOES NOT give it the excuse to suck this badly."
Decent and Good but poor sound quality keeps it from being o
S. Harris | Prattsburgh, New York | 05/11/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)
"When buying this DVD, I thought it would be good movie to watch even if it wasn't one of the well known horror movies. Although it was good than most movies of that are out there of this caliber, but my biggest complaint was the sound quality of the movie. I like to be able to watch a movie without having to put on Closed Caption to know what's being said at points throughout the movie cause of the low volume. Other than that it was at least a 2.5 out of 5 for me, though it could've been better executed."
One of the worst movies I've seen this year, and that's sayi
Robert P. Beveridge | Cleveland, OH | 10/14/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The Rockville Slayer (Marc Selz, 2004)
The reason I'm not sure if Spiker was the worst movie I saw this week is entirely down to The Rockville Slayer. It might have been slightly, and I do mean slightly, better, but every time I thought there was some minor hope that this movie was going to get (relatively) better, the horrendous acting and terrible special effects, as well as the rootlessness of the final thirty minutes of the movie, pulled it right back down into the muck.
The movie opens with the deaths of three high school students and the mutilation of a fourth. Suspicion for the murders falls on a recently escaped mental patient (Amy Brown, from the wonderfully-named Pot Zombies), but the local sheriff's deputy (Circus-Szalewski--yes, that's his name) and an FBI detective (Nicole Buehrer of the upcoming Trippin') aren't buying into the conventional wisdom.
There's a reason very few people in this movie have extensive acting credits (and those who do are known for acting in terrible movies--Joe Estevez, Robert Z'Dar, Linnea Quigley, and in his first film, Richard Strobel all make appearances here); the acting here is uniformly awful. And for "awful", read "it's the worst acting you've seen in any movie with a budget of more than ten thousand dollars." Even worse is the script, which allows the bad actors to deliver hackneyed lines. Not only that, but the movie feels like it should have actually been about an hour long; the rest of it seems as if it were tacked on when they realized the movie wasn't quite feature-length. It gets dumb (well, dumber) at that point, and never recovers. It's watchable, in a train-wreck sort of way, but you'll hate yourself in the morning. (half)"
Nice film location, but thats about it
Thomas G. Kramer | Chicago, Illinois | 08/13/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Could have been a cool "B" slasher film but the story and continunity is all over the place."