Monday, October 20, 2014

B.T.K. Killer (2005)

How bad is it? It's dreadful.
Should you see it? No.
Couldn't find a single screen capture online.

Ulli Lommel's directed three films about real life serial killers (so far). This one is perhaps a touch more professional than Green River Killer, done the same year, but only because it involves some decent editing - which may have been the result of trying to edit down to an R rating. The story doesn't fit the facts particularly well - as far as I remember them - and it spends way too much time showing animals getting slaughtered in a slaughterhouse. Real life serial killers are not interesting, the way some fictional ones can be. The film's done from the killers point of view, in cheap camera and skaky-cam footage, and may be trying to get the viewer to feel empathy for the killer, which not only doesn't happen, but is questionable morally.

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