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DVD Review: 'Cyrus: Mind Of A Serial Killer'

Jason Coleman Jason Coleman
July 1st, 2011 10:12am EDT

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Up for a little 4th of July slice and dice?  Well, then you may want to invite Cyrus to your BBQ as he cooks up a mean burger – human meat burger that is!  We’re checking out the new to DVD horror outing "Cyrus: Mind of a Serial Killer" out now from Anchor Bay Entertainment starring Brian "Sleepwalkers" Krause, Danielle "Halloween" Harris and Lance "Pumpkinhead" Henriksen – dig into the goodies below!

 

Cyrus DVD 

 

   Title: "Cyrus: Mind of a Serial Killer"

   Grade: 2

   Cast: Brian Krause, Danielle Harris, Lance Henriksen

   Director: Mark Vadik

   Rating: Unrated

   Runtime: 90 minutes

   Release Company: Anchor Bay Entertainment

   Website: www.anchorbayent.com   

 

 

 

The Flick: The main problem with Cyrus isn’t that all the various horror elements aren’t present, it’s that they just don't seem to fit together.  Brian Krause, who normally plays the good guy, does a decent turn as the troubled killer Cyrus, Danielle Harris makes one convincing tabloid reporter and Lance Henriksen weaves a good yarn with that affected voice of his, but they all feel like they belong in different films.  Plus all true horror fans know it’s the simple stuff that leaves the biggest chills.  So for all of Cyrus’s typical childhood background building, blood and guts showing and horrible ending revealing elements within, it’s actually just small and simple scenes like Krause having dinner with one of this victims that show much more than the others reveal.  

Best Feature: There’s a Making-of doc that certainly has interesting interviews, which unfortunately paint a picture of a flawless flick – not quite. 

Best Hidden Gem: Tough girl turned reluctant victim Anne Leighton almost steals the movie out from underneath everyone – a gal to watch.

Worth the Moola: Horror fans will probably appreciate this one, but for those with a finer gothic palate, the unmixable ingredients here don’t go down easy.

Photo Credits: Photos Courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment