Office Killer Film Details
Overview: A mousy office worker accidentally kills one of her coworkers, then proceeds to bump off a few others.
Tagline: Working here can be murder
Review: The opening credits are awesome!! I just love the way they bring the names out while that great music is playing. I really want to get my hands on the soundtrack. Short, sweet, and amazing actress Carol Kane plays Dorine Douglas, a lonely middle aged woman who is buried under big sweaters, clunky shoes and over sized glasses. She keeps to herself, barely talking to anyone and cringes at the slightest touch. Dorine lives alone with her elderly mother who is basically handicapped. Dorine works at Constant Consumer magazine which she has been working for the past 16 years. Dorine, along with many if not all employees, have been down sized to part timers due to a lack in funds. Dorine now has to work at home from her laptop. The last night at the office, Dorine runs into computer trouble and seeks help from one of her co-workers. A jerk who hates everything about her, Gary tries his best to make her feel uncomfortable and succeeds. After she returns from the bathroom, Dorine notices that Gary has been accidentally electrocuted. Here is where it all begins!! Instead of telling the police, Dorine takes his corpse to her house and sets him on a sofa in her basement. Now of course it’s normal for one to think that this lady has got serious issues right from the get go but as the movie progresses you should tell yourself that words like ‘crazy’ and ‘psycho’ are total understatements. Dorine begins to feel a form of comfort for her loneliness after killing her boss and another co-worker along with a pair of 7 year old girl scout cookie sellers(Which I think was very screwed up). She sets each body in the basement and begins to talk to them and giggle to herself as if the dead people are talking back. Issues people….ISSUES!! We soon learn that Dorine’s strangeness and discomfort comes from being sexually abused by her father when she was young. In one of the flashback scenes, we see that Dorine(as a child)has killed her father. Anyway, Doreen comes home one day and finds her elderly mother has died(No, she didn’t do it!)but the way Doreen screams to her mom after her mom dies, is priceless. I love the way she goes from “Mommy don’t go away…!!” to “I don’t care…you and Daddy can dance in hell alright…hahahahaha!!” in a split second. Man, does this woman have major issues or what?! Molly Ringwald plays Kim, a co-worker who despises Dorine and is friends with co-worker, Norah(Tripplehorn). Is it very obvious that Kim doesn’t like Dorine and it turns to a brutal fight in the stairwell once Kim has been fired from her job. Kim manges to escape Dorine’s attempt to strangle her. Mean while Norah begins to befriend Dorine and on their way to have lunch, Dorine knocks Norah out and drags her home to the basement. Norah’s boyfriend comes looking for her and heads to Dorine’s house. He hears a noise in the basement. Dorine runs down there before he can and locks the door behind her. Norah runs to Dorine and freaks out when Dorine realizes Norah’s secret: Norah is the reason why work is going bad. Norah has been secretly stealing money from the company thus causing the job cuts. Norah tries to escape and her boyfriend manages to break in the basement. Dorine kills him and after a long struggle, ends up killing Norah as well. The ending was a bit weak and could’ve been better but that’s just my opinion. Carol Kane delivers one of the best performances I’ve ever seen!! I don’t think an actor can portray a crazy/psychotic person as convincing as Kane did. You can’t help but feel sorry for Dorine even after she goes on her killing spree. This movie was well acted and the plot, although silly at times, was good over all. After watching this movie I can only say that I hope no one tries to ever mess with quiet, mousy people. You just never know.
Country: United States
Duration: 82 min
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror
Also known as: Kiiktatva,La asesina de la oficina,Убийца в офисе,Office Killer – L’impiegata modello,オフィスキラー,Morderczyni,Mente Paranóica,Office Killer,Ptomata sti douleia