Amateur Porn Star Killer

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Amateur Porn Star Killer
Directed byShane Ryan

Amateur Porn Star Killer is an American horror film series, currently consisting of three films. Created by Shane Ryan, the original film was theatrically released in 2007.[1]

First film[edit]

The first chapter of the series is a mockumentary about a snuff film shot, mainly consisting in a confrontation between the director of the snuff (played by the same Shane Ryan) and his 13-years-old victim (Michiko Jimenez). According to Ryan, it was filmed in one weekend.[2] The film received mixed reviews. According to the book From the Arthouse to the Grindhouse, the film is "a postmodern take on the transgressive reality film, using the genre's format as a position from which to critique it".[3] DVD Verdict's critic Gordon Sullivan panned the film, writing that it could be interesting as a 15-minute short, and referring to it as "boring" and lacking both "a competent audiovisual scheme and a compelling narrative".[4]


The other chapters of the film reprise the scheme of the first film, with just two actors (the snuff director and the victim) on scene. About the second film, according to the Film Threat review, "Ryan has, once again, created something bound to raise eyebrows and the ire of morality police everywhere. He makes no apologies for it, and he does it so well that if you go into the film with an open mind you can’t help but be impressed by how good a job he’s done."[5]

The final chapter of the film features the real pornstar Regan Reese as main actress. It was filmed in 3D. While the previous two films were shot in motel rooms, this was set in the front seat of a SUV.[6]


  1. ^ "Amateur Porn Star Killer Hits Theatres Today", News Blaze, August 24, 2007.
  2. ^ Doug Brunell (January 12, 2006). "Excess Hollywood: The Art Of Snuff — The Shane Ryan Interview Part One". Film Threat. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
  3. ^ John Cline, Robert G. Weiner (17 July 2010). From the Arthouse to the Grindhouse: Highbrow and Lowbrow Transgression in Cinema's First Century. Scarecrow Press, 2010. pp. 312–313. ISBN 978-0810876552.
  4. ^ Gordon Sullivan (March 7, 2008). "Case Number 13148 - Amateur Porn Star Killer". DVD Verdict. Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
  5. ^ "AMATEUR PORN STAR KILLER 2: THE SNUFF VERSION (DVD)". Film Threat. May 13, 2008. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
  6. ^ Richard Scheib. "Amateur Porn Star Killer 3: The Final Chapter (film review)". Moria. Retrieved 22 October 2013.

Further reading[edit]

  • Steve Jones, Torture Porn: Popular Horror after Saw, pp. 175–183, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. ISBN 113722178X.

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