#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – John Holmes was a legend of the porn industry and revered in circles as a stud. But in 1981, years after his successful career and star fading, Holmes was a desperate man with his own internal demons to live up to. He’s estranged from his wife, holding onto a relationship with his teenage mistress, and living as a junkie in search of his next fix. But one fateful night left four people dead and John as a key suspect in one of the most grisly murders in Los Angeles. Was he partly responsible for what happened at Wonderland Avenue?
Plot: On the afternoon of July 1, 1981, Los Angeles police responded to a distress call on Wonderland Avenue and discovered a grisly quadruple homicide. The police investigation that followed uncovered two versions of the events leading up to the brutal murders – both involving legendary porn actor John Holmes.
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I’ve waited since 1988 for this!
I once read an article by Jonathon Ross about John Holmes, and in it he described a pathetic figure whose celebrity status in the arena of porn deteriorated into a life of drug abuse, betrayal, gang involvement and murder…oh, and his eventual death due to Aids. What a great premise for a film!
I enjoyed Wonderland and was gripped all the way though.It was Holmes’ dependence on drugs that meant he was eventually dropped from the porn industry, he could no longer perform or ‘get it up’. From there his life spiralled and this is where Wonderland starts.
The story is not only presented in a very factual way, ( nearly every police statement and event occurred as shown ), but the pace in unrelenting and the acting convincing. Kilmer does a good job on Holmes – a bit like his Jim Morrison, he gets the druggie, spaced out feel just right.
The re-telling of events through different perspectives is also impressive, if not original and although there is no real tension in the film this is not a criticism. This is not supposed to be a suspense film or a thriller, it is much better than that. It is a true account of lives which interest us and which most of us have difficulty comprehending – apologies to drug dealers, murderers and porn stars.
When the actual murders occur they are brutal and dramatic, interspersing real footage of the murder scene into the action. Gory and fascinating, and i’m sure most of you do the pause or slow-mo run after.
I’m a sucker for information being handed out at the end of films and Wonderland doesn’t disappoint. We find out about all the main protagonists and of course we all know what happened to John. Full credit to the director, I was waiting for this film to be made since 1988 and am not disappointed!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 44 min (104 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Director James Cox
Writer James Cox, Captain Mauzner, Todd Samovitz, D. Loriston Scott
Actors Kate Bosworth, Carrie Fisher, Val Kilmer, Kim Marriner
Country Canada, USA
Awards 3 nominations.
Production Company Killer Films, Emmett/Furla Films
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex 535, Cooke S4 Lenses, Moviecam SL, Cooke S4 Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 200T 5274, Vision 500T 5279, Ektachrome 100D 5285)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383)