Tag: Claudia Lee

Girl in the Photographs, The (2015)*


Title: The Girl in the Photographs
Rating: R
Directed by: Nick Simon
Written by: Robert Morast, Osgood Perkins and Nick Simon
Starring: Christy Carlson Romano, Katharine Isabelle and Claudia Lee
Release Date: 4/1/2016
Running Time: 95 minutes


Big-city glamour clashes with small-town values — and a killer’s knife — in The Girl in the Photographs, a bloody cocktail from director Nick Simon and executive producer/​​horror master Wes Craven that is in equal parts an homage to the slasher genre and a clever manipulation of its tropes.

Colleen (Claudia Lee), a bored young woman in a sleepy community called Spearfish, starts receiving photographs of brutally murdered young women. Are they real or staged? The culprit is either a serial killer or some creep with a sick sense of humour, not that the cops are doing much about it either way. But when news of the twisted photo campaign hits the internet, famous LA-based celebrity photographer Peter Hemmings (clearly a tip to David Hemmings’ shutterbug character in Blow-Up, and played to hilariously arrogant perfection by Kal Penn) decides to take a trip back to his hometown, Spearfish, to investigate.

Hemmings and his entourage of self-centred models, assistants, and hangers-on descend upon the town and immediately disrupt Colleen’s dull existence. Hemmings takes a special interest in Colleen, much to the chagrin of his cool-as-ice model girlfriend (Miranda Rae Mayo). As the killer targets Colleen’s friends and closes in on her, Hemmings and his posse seem to present an enticing escape.

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Dedication: For Wes

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