Season Hubley in Prettykill

Sometimes a movie is so bad it's good, other times so bad it's bad...but good. Prettykill goes far beyond these simple conventions and into a very unique and bizarre territory. I firmly believe that one must attain a higher consciousness in order to watch, let alone enjoy a film such as this.

Prettykill (also known as Tomorrow's a Killer) is a Canadian film with several somewhat well-known names attached. David Birney is ostensibly the star of the movie and he gives an outrageous performance as a grizzled cop. Yaphet Kotto plays his boss and he throws out a standard performance. British actress Susannah York is on hand as well, but she has little to do. Season Hubley comes across as beautiful and talented in her role. The single thing that takes this film so incredibly far over the top is the performance of Suzanne Synder as a psychotic hooker/killer. I won't even attempt to describe what she does in has to be seen to be believed.

Anyways, Season Hubley's participation in this film is really what holds it together. The actress had already become famous playing a young prostitute in the movie Hardcore back in 1979. In 1982, she starred in Vice Squad where she again played a hooker, only this time in a far campier setting. Apparently wanting to out-sleaze her prior cinematic triumphs, Season Hubley took a starring role in Prettykill. This time she played a slightly older madam, connecting younger working girls with wealthy clients.

Despite the absurdity of Prettykill, Season Hubley still comes out relatively unscathed. In her mid 30s when she made the film, the actress looks lovely and gives an appealing performance despite being given relatively little to work with.

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