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Films With Serial Killers - 17/5/2013 2:07:19 AM   
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Zodiac, Se7en, American Psycho, I Saw The Devil, Collateral...


It's the psychology, darkness, nightlife etc that appeals to me.



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RE: Films With Serial Killers - 17/5/2013 3:16:28 AM   
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I highly recommend Mr Brooks.

I Saw The Devil is silly as balls though...

Also... Collateral? Contract killer, shirley?

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RE: Films With Serial Killers - 17/5/2013 7:38:20 AM   
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Scream, if you like a bit of dark comedy with your slashing.

Actually, re-reading the above sentence I meant 'The first Scream movie' as opposed to 'Literally scream if you like a bit of dark comedy with your slashing'.

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RE: Films With Serial Killers - 17/5/2013 5:41:23 PM   
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Silence of the Lambs, Natural Born Killers, kiss the girls, bone collector

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RE: Films With Serial Killers - 17/5/2013 6:45:31 PM   
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For me, Silence of the Lambs and Seven. I would have to re-evaluate Zodiac.

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RE: Films With Serial Killers - 19/5/2013 6:03:39 PM   
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mr brooks is great like utb said
the watcher
badlands
red dragon
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RE: Films With Serial Killers - 26/5/2013 9:12:08 AM   
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Just watched the remake of MANIAC and can highly reccomend it.
Completely filmed from the killer (Elijah Wood) POV, it is VERY unsettling but a huge improvement on the sleazy original

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RE: Films With Serial Killers - 28/5/2013 4:09:18 PM   
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you could also try the following

august underground
august underground mordum
august underground redemption

but only if you have a strong stomach for it

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RE: Films With Serial Killers - 28/5/2013 6:16:43 PM   
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Oh and of course Man Bites Dog

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RE: Films With Serial Killers - 28/5/2013 9:30:34 PM   
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MAN BITES DOG... shit, I've got that on DVD but I'm struggling to watch it again, it freaked me right the fuck out. See also the uncut HENRY - PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER.

I'll add, into the mix, the original version of THE STEPFATHER.

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RE: Films With Serial Killers - 29/5/2013 12:42:19 PM   
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you seriously have to watch Man Bites Dog.
i found it absolutely hilarious especially the dinner table scene with his new gun.
but then again i'm just weird.

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RE: Films With Serial Killers - 6/6/2013 10:12:34 AM   
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i like I Saw the Devil and Se7en. easily my favourite serial killer movies.

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RE: Films With Serial Killers - 12/6/2013 6:06:57 PM   
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Snowtown is a good recent one from Australia.

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RE: Films With Serial Killers - 12/6/2013 9:37:37 PM   
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you seriously have to watch Man Bites Dog.
i found it absolutely hilarious especially the dinner table scene with his new gun.
but then again i'm just weird.


I thought that was the idea, an immensely dark comedy.

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RE: Films With Serial Killers - 15/7/2013 10:07:05 PM   
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"Don't Look Now" is a good one, in that

SPOILERS!!!! SPOILERS!!!!

we are never properly aware of the serial killer element of the story until the final, terrifying last scene.

The storytelling is so focused on the potentially supernatural elements and the grief of a husband and wife still trying to put the pieces back together, that it then pulls the rug out from under the audience. And yet, it's all connected.

Brilliant stuff.

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RE: Films With Serial Killers - 16/7/2013 5:49:22 AM   
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I recommend Man bites Dog too, good stuff!

There's a lot, some bsed on actual cases: The town that dreaded Sundown is based on the case of an actual serial killer in Texarkana.There's also Deranged if you're intrested in the point of view of the killer. It is based on Ed Gein and plays out with a more humanized killer and even some comedy in. Angst one you can't go wrong with if you're for some shocking stuff. A couple other that come to mind are Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer and Tony

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RE: Films With Serial Killers - 16/7/2013 7:58:29 AM   
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Snowtown is a good recent one from Australia.


Actually quite brilliant, although a few people left the cinema when I watched it. There's 2 fucking horrible scenes in it.

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RE: Films With Serial Killers - 16/7/2013 8:43:24 AM   
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Silence of the Lambs, Seven and Mr Brooks. top 3 for me

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RE: Films With Serial Killers - 16/7/2013 12:37:08 PM   
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Not really my sort of film (I don't like feeling scared ). However saying that, I did enjoy Psycho, American Psycho and Se7en. All extremely well made films.

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RE: Films With Serial Killers - 16/7/2013 2:23:42 PM   
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Snowtown is a good recent one from Australia.


Actually quite brilliant, although a few people left the cinema when I watched it. There's 2 fucking horrible scenes in it.


Yep, a woman in the screening I was at ran out to throw up during the bathroom scene.
Fantastic film but I'll never watch it again.

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RE: Films With Serial Killers - 16/7/2013 2:31:45 PM   
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Not really my sort of film (I don't like feeling scared ). However saying that, I did enjoy Psycho, American Psycho and Se7en. All extremely well made films.

Shit I forgot American Psycho, Bale at his best. Fucking love the business card scene!

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RE: Films With Serial Killers - 17/7/2013 9:08:48 PM   
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Not really my sort of film (I don't like feeling scared ). However saying that, I did enjoy Psycho, American Psycho and Se7en. All extremely well made films.

Shit I forgot American Psycho, Bale at his best. Fucking love the business card scene!


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My favourite serial killer film of all time, not least of which....

SPOILERS!

... the fact that Patrick is so mental that he's imagined the whole thing.


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RE: Films With Serial Killers - 22/7/2013 3:06:28 PM   
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Not really my sort of film (I don't like feeling scared ). However saying that, I did enjoy Psycho, American Psycho and Se7en. All extremely well made films.

Shit I forgot American Psycho, Bale at his best. Fucking love the business card scene!


'TRY GETTING A RESERVASION AT DORSIA NOW...'



My favourite serial killer film of all time, not least of which....

SPOILERS!

... the fact that Patrick is so mental that he's imagined the whole thing.



Try reading the book the movie is based on! its excellent but way more disturbing! I doubt some of the the stuff in the book could ever be put to film!.
You will be happy to know that Patrick is alive and well and has a Son too (up till 2000). transcripts of his emails to his therapist
http://www.briankotek.com/psycho/movie/am2000.cfm

Apparent he was killed in a Pier fire in 2003!!!

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RE: Films With Serial Killers - 22/7/2013 10:17:51 PM   
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Se7en is my favourite movie from the genre and is one of my favourite films period.
M is a monumental masterpiece (no alliteration intended; that's just the way it is) and was way ahead of its time.
Psycho will always be remembered, and for good reason.
The Silence Of The Lambs fully earns its classic status...
...whilst Dirty Harry deserves to have more of a reputation in the genre (who could forget Andy Robinson's deeply disturbing performance as Scorpio?).
Zodiac is one of my favourite movies of the decade.
Peeping Tom is a landmark serial killer flick due to the fact that you genuinely feel for the bastard.
Manhunter is very underrated in my opinion and if it wasn't for the cheesy ending, I'd prefer it to Lambs.
Aside from Costner and Hurt, I thought Mr Brooks was pretty mediocre.
American Psycho was very good, with Bale at his best.
While some may find it dated, the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre is still one of the most visceral viewing experiences you're ever likely to have. As with any great horror movie, it's so much more than just the gore...
...another perfect example of that being Halloween, which is still chilling as hell and is a pure horror classic.
If it counts, Night Of The Hunter is well up there too (with Mitchum playing one of the most evil villains in cinema history).
Badlands technically counts, though it's an unusual one to say the least. Either way, it's a stunning classic.
Despite its ridiculously long build-up, Wolf Creek was still a very effective chiller due to John Jarratt's terrifying and brilliant performance.
Red Dragon is decent but a missed opportunity. Fincher should have directed it.
Hannibal, while strangely watchable, is a colossal letdown.
Sweeney Todd was a lot better than I thought it would be (not a huge fan of Burton's recent output)
Don't bother with Saw (even the first film's crap)
Scream is bloody good fun if you know what you're in for (even the second one's alright)
Both Dragon Tattoo movies deserve a mention, and I saw the Swedish one first, but as you could probably guess I definitely prefer the Fincher adap (the man's just the king of the genre, what can I say).
Oh, and Shadow Of A Doubt. Joseph Cotten - Creepy. As. Hell.

There are many, many more of course, but these are just the ones I wanted to comment on, and I don't want to crowd up the thread any more than I already have. Plus there are the ones I haven't seen yet that I want to check out. For instance, I thank you guys for recommending Snowtown. It does look very good and I hope to check it out soon

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RE: Films With Serial Killers - 7/8/2013 12:43:55 PM   
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I would recommend Citizen X for a very gritty Serial Killer movie.... I was looking it up in IMDB and found that it was listed as a TV Movie. I was surprised as its actually very good, stars Stephen Rea, Donald Sutherland and Max Von Sydow.

I definitely recommend this one......

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RE: Films With Serial Killers - 7/8/2013 1:01:41 PM   
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I recently watched Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer. That's a weird movie...

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RE: Films With Serial Killers - 9/8/2013 6:32:59 PM   
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Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer.

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