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  • The best that Carpenter has presented to us in years, “Cigarette Burns” has a well-paced and creative story that keeps the mystery throughout
  • His character definitely has some skeletons in his closet and Reedus certainly shows it throughout

    • by Corey Mead
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      “Cigarette Burns” is a short film by John Carpenter created for the Showtime series “Masters of Horror.” The movie stars Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead, Boondock Saints) as Kirby, a small theater owner with money problems, who is paid to track down a rare horror film that has violent repercussions to even getting close to it.

      The best that Carpenter has presented to us in years, “Cigarette Burns” has a


      well-paced and creative story that keeps the mystery throughout. The film certainly induces a wide variety of controversial topics and images, some not for the squeamish. Best of all is the originality of the story as a whole. With so many remakes in the horror genre it is refreshing to see an original tale brought to life.

      I personally am a fan of Norman Reedus and think he does a great job carrying the movie. His character definitely has some skeletons in his closet and Reedus certainly shows it throughout. The supporting cast does its job very well to allow the audience to get to know the main character with limited time for back story.

      Of course, at roughly 60 minutes long, it makes you wish it was made into a theatrical release opposed to part of ...


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      a series. Nothing about it feels rushed; you just can’t help but want a little more as you reach the climax.

      There is a balanced level of violence and gore in the movie to allow room for the story. Some of the violence seems to come out of nowhere and feel forced a bit, however, it all fits into the story in the grand scheme of things. The

      language seemed to be rather mild mannered, however, there was some subtle female nudity in a few scenes.

      The film is worth a watch for sure. It is not a movie really designed to scare you, rather, to leave you feeling disturbed and slightly sickened. This film has the potential to do so depending on the viewer and will give you an intriguing look at obsession and guilt.




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