The Stalker AKA The Seduction of Maxine (2000) Review
Written by: skfan
Consider what your about to read more of a warning and clarification of what this film actually is rather then an actual review. Its not that the film is that terrible or anything its just not exactly what you might think your getting when you pick it up. If your anything like me then you’ll surely understand how I came in contact with this film if not then this probably won’t make any sense to you but you might get a laugh out of it. You see when it comes to genre based dvd’s I’m abit of an impulse buyer and this certainly isn’t the first time something like this has happened to me nor will it probably be the last. Nonetheless last week I found myself in a new part of my great country, Canada.
Since I had some time to kill I headed into town for one of my favorite pass times…hunting the local stores for dvd’s, which in turn brought me to a local Zellers. Where I found a true goldmine of cheap ($2.99 each to be exact) direct to dvd horror and similar genre type dvd’s I ended up leaving the store with forty-six titles, a good portion of which I’d never heard of before. The Stalker was one of these films and from the dvd cover art and short description on the back to my best understanding it was a sleazy thriller. Not mention whenever a cheap film like this is rated 18A for strong sexuality its usually a good sign. A couple of nights later I decide to pop in “The Stalker” if only for ninety minutes of cheap mindless fun. Unfortunately what I got with “The Stalker” wasn’t a cheap thriller with gratuitous nudity but instead one of those dime a dozen soft core skin flicks with a minor plot involving a stalker.
To some this might sound not too bad, after all three bucks for a porno isn’t bad right? The only problem to that theory is that it isn’t a porn but one of those boring tame flicks where you get everything you expect in a porno; none-existent acting, corny music, classic sets ect. The only thing missing? The porn. What you get in its place is sub-par looking women that refuse to bear anything more then their firm, yet leathery breasts. I’m really not going to get into this film or give it an actual review because….well its pointless. Its nothing more then ninety or so minutes of stilted acting broken every ten or so minutes with a boring and tame soft core scene. There is a bit of a plot involving the main character, a big time actress that is getting death threats from an unknown stalker but its nothing more then an tack on and is wrapped up in the last couple of minutes as an afterthought and an intro to the final “erotic” scene between the two leads if for nothing more.
So at the end of the day you need to ask yourself is the film worth seeing for any reason. Certainly not as a thriller and as an adult piece of entertainment the only person this film could excite is a twelve year old Mormon boy that’s never seen so much as a used up old tit and that would be pushing it. Even just for the eye candy factor there is only one woman worth looking at in the bunch but you don’t see nearly enough of her for it to be worth while. So to answer the question…no. There is absolutely no reason why anyone should ever watch this piece of film afterthought and if your considering it material for polishing your one eyed gopher don’t bother. If your that desperate save your three buck and watch Wheel of fortune.