Office Killer

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Office Killer
Office Killer poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Cindy Sherman
Produced by Pamela Koffler
Written by Todd Haynes
Tom Kalin
Elise MacAdam
Cindy Sherman
Starring Carol Kane
David Thornton
Molly Ringwald
Jeanne Tripplehorn
Barbara Sukowa
Music by Evan Lurie
Cinematography Russell Fine
Edited by Merril Stern
Distributed by Miramax Films
Release dates
  • August 12, 1997 (1997-08-12)
Running time 82 min
Country United States
Language English

Office Killer is a comedy-horror film directed by Cindy Sherman. It was released in 1997 and stars Carol Kane, Molly Ringwald and David Thornton.

Plot[edit]

A magazine editor named Dorine, due to budget cuts, is forced to work from home. One night she is called to help fix the computer of a co-worker, Gary Michaels, who is electrocuted while trying to fix the wires. Dorine dials 911, but hangs up when the call is answered. She places the corpse on a cart, rolls it down to her car, loads it in her trunk, and takes it home, placing it in her basement. Then, seemingly without reason, she goes into a murder spree. She begins her spree by murdering another office worker, but later murders two young Girl Scouts who arrive at her door to sell cookies. The young girls join the other corpses in the basement, and Dorine is seen eating the cookies while working on her new laptop. Dorine sends messages from Gary to the remaining office workers, implying he is alive. There are three more murders before the movie ends, all artistically executed. The last scene shows Dorine, after her mother's death, setting fire to her basement, then, sporting a blond wig and makeup, driving away in her car, and circling a newspaper ad with her pencil for an office job.

Reception[edit]

Although poorly reviewed, the New York Times claimed the film included "a nasty caricature of Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington".[1]

Box office[edit]

It grossed a total of $37,446.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://partners.nytimes.com/library/film/120397office-film-review.html

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