CELEBRITY CRUSH (2019) Reviews and overview

 

‘Jonathan will love me…’

Celebrity Crush is a 2019 American comedy horror feature film about an obsessed female horror fan who kidnaps her the star of her favourite fear flick.

Written and directed by Oliver Robins (Devil’s Whisper; child actor in original Poltergeist and sequel) ), with additional material by Jeff Rubin, the Kybba Films production stars Oliver Robins, Alissa Schneider, Melissa McNerney and Jonathan D. Lee.

Plot:

When the B horror movie ‘Chain-Face Clown’ was released in 1985, no one knew the film would one day become a classic. Heralded as a cinematic “tour de force”, well, at least by a select group of horror movie fans. The film’s biggest fan, 29-year-old Emily Lynessa always knew she was going to meet and fall in love with Jonathan Blaklee, the star of the movie. She has idolised him, and the film, ever since she can remember.

Her plan is simple: meet Jonathan at an upcoming autograph signing for the DVD re-release of ‘Chain-Face Clown’, and seduce him. She will lure him back to her home, where Jonathan will be imprisoned until he realizes Emily is the one for him…

Reviews:

“There are no knowing twists or unexpected revelations, but the whole thing powers along at a pace that makes sure viewers don’t have time to get bored. With a good side helping of gore for those who like that sort of thing, Celebrity Crush is a comedy that always keeps a straight face.” Eye for Film

“It almost seems like it would have been better as a 20-30 minute short. Instead, we get a fair amount of repetition and some really slow moments. These do threaten to derail the movie several times but it holds it together by being an overly entertaining watch.” Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life

Celebrity Crush’s production values are only a notch or two more refined, though, characterized by routine camera work, bare-bones lighting and rudimentary editing. Groaningly exaggerated performances dominate the hopelessly repetitive plot, which has the feel of a single act stretched to three […] an exercise in self-ridicule that’s often squirmingly awkward to watch.” The Hollywood Reporter

Celebrity Crush is a cool ride through the familiar “insane stalker” genre… it’s fun, comes from an authentic place, and is incredibly well-acted. I’m definitely goin’ to recommend you cats n’ creeps slap your putrid peepers on this as it’s now available on VOD!” Horror Fuel

“While Celebrity Crush isn’t reinventing the wheel of the stalker gone crazy subgenre of horror, it is a fun time and one that celebrates just that: having fun with your horror. Robbins and Co. do a great job of giving genre fans a film that you can have a wild time experiencing and it’s well worth your time.” Scream magazine

Choice dialogue:

Emily: “No more clowning around, it’s dying time!”

Cast and characters:

Oliver Robins … Jonathan Blaklee
Alissa Schneider … Emily Lynessa
Melissa McNerney … Michelle
Jonathan D. Lee … David
Wade Hunt Williams … Alan (as Wade Williams)
Eddie Craig … Peter Norvis
Sage Croft … Self
Jim Horning … Nick The Bartender
Heather Budzian … Cos-Play Girl
Tia Castle … Self
Christopher Chetta … Horror Convention Attendee
Raul Colon … Bar Patron
Alyssa Corynn … Comic Store Patron
Donald Cox … Bar Patron
Ellah Durliat … Young Emily

Filming locations:

Clearwater, Largo and St. Petersburg, Florida

Technical details:

78 minutes
Aspect ratio: 1.78: 1

Trailer: