APOCALYPSE KISS (2014) Reviews and overview

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Apocalypse Kiss is a 2014 American science fiction serial killer noir film written and directed by Christian Grillo (Roxsy Tyler’s House of Horrors; Sugar Skull Girls).

screen-shot-2017-01-11-at-11-41-56In 2050, government security agent Jerry Hipple has been unsuccessfully tracking the city’s most infamous criminal The Red Harvest Killer. When two nomadic lovers, Katia and Gladys enter the city the death count rises and are being credited as Red Harvest killings.

Obsessive compulsive Adrian, the actual Red Harvest Killer becomes furious that the sexy serial killing duo are grabbing media attention under his alias. Not only does Adrian attempt to reclaim his rightful reputation but he also decides to cleverly aid his detective counterpart through the case.

All the while, killers and victims alike are unaware the world is about to reach an abrupt catastrophic ending…


Main cast:

D.C. Douglas, Carmela Hayslett, Tammy Jean, Tom Detrik, Bonnie Loev, Brian Anthony Wilson, Tom Atkins (Night of the Creeps; Halloween III; The Fog), Steve Blum, Lloyd KaufmanMichael Berryman, Karen Scioli, Carl Stevens, Genoveva Rossi, Chris McMullin, Lisa Panzer.



“Every moment on screen is gold, diabolical, and darkly humorous. Though obviously low budget, it is a Midnight Releasing film after all, it is a future we’ve seen before and can identify with, and I wouldn’t be the first to declare an undying love to Asylum style camp and ridiculousness.” HNN

“Running over a hundred minutes, Apocalypse Kiss outstays is welcome well before the final credits roll; and not even copious amounts of sex, violence, nudity and big-name cameos can save this film. Although I will give Christian Jude Grillo some credit, this film really looks and sounds the part with it’s dark, dimly-lit noirish appearance and the accompanying Chandler-esque soundtrack.” Nerdly


Apocalypse Kiss’s disunity isn’t the result of a hipsterish desire to be cool for coolness’s sake. Rather, it’s a danger inherent in trying to realize as high-concept an idea as Grillo has attempted here. I won’t call Apocalypse Kiss a failure—even a noble one—because there’s too much that’s good here for me to dismiss it so easily.” Ravenous Monster

“There’s quite a bit to enjoy here with the twists and turns of this fun little mix of Blade Runner, Dexter, and The Big Sleep. Featuring spot-on performances and an intriguing story that are certainly of a higher caliber than you’d normally find in a similarly budgeted film, director Christian Jude Grillo is mostly successful here.” Influx Magazine

Troma’s Lloyd Kaufman in yet another cameo role

“Really, every single cast member – even the bit parts – pulled off an above average performance and I give them all a round of applause. You can have a great concept, a great director, and everything else in line, but if your cast isn’t capable then the production will crumble. The cast is seriously what makes or breaks this movie and I’m happy to say their realistic deliveries boosted the value of this movie.” Horror Society

“The comparisons to Blade Runner are inevitable, but Apocalypse Kiss offers a new cynicism about the future that is at times humorous (e.g., the commercials) and often brutal (e.g., the murders, the politics).” Thomas Berdinski


Filming locations:

Hulmeville and Pennsylvania

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