Screen Junkies » Serial Killer http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 03 Sep 2014 19:43:13 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Top 10 Movies About Serial Killers You Thank God Aren’t Real http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/top-10-movies-about-serial-killers-you-thank-god-arent-real/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/top-10-movies-about-serial-killers-you-thank-god-arent-real/#comments Mon, 16 Apr 2012 16:00:23 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=248072 No copycats please.

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In The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe squares off against a serial killer the likes of which the world had never seen. The shadowy figure bases his murders upon Poe’s works of fiction, eventually pulling Poe into the investigation for a game of cat and mouse. Thankfully for the world (and Dean R. Koontz), this killer didn’t actually exist. The same goes for the killers listed below. Had they been around taking lives, the world would be a far more twisted place.

George Harvey – The Lovely Bones

George Harvey works as a particularly scary serial killer because he seems like he could be real. The wolf who hides in sheep’s clothing, always one step ahead of his victims and authorities. He hides in plain sight as an affable dollhouse maker and confirmed bachelor. Really, the last guy you’d ever expect to have a hollowed out rape den beneath the local cornfield.

Patrick Bateman – American Psycho

This Harvard grad has it all. A successful Wall Street career, good looks, an apartment next to Tom Cruise, and stellar taste in music. He’s also absolutely insane and kills prostitutes, homeless people, and Jared Leto for sport. He’s the last person you’d expect to be capable of killing strangers with power tools, and he has the resources to cover up his unspeakable crimes. He’s easily the most dangerous 1980′s douche bag. And, yes, I’m factoring in Johnny Lawrence from The Karate Kid.

Stuntman Mike – Death Proof

I pray to God every night that Death Proof’s Stuntman Mike doesn’t actually exist. Sure, the State of Texas boasts an abundance of gorgeous young women, but that doesn’t mean that a twisted gear head is free to go about killing them as he pleases. There’s not an endless supply. No one appreciates your vehicle-based babe slaying, Mike.

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Elijah Wood Is The Craigslist Killer… In ‘Maniac’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/elijah-wood-is-the-craigslist-killer-in-maniac/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/elijah-wood-is-the-craigslist-killer-in-maniac/#comments Sat, 05 Nov 2011 16:00:59 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=235189 Typical child star behavior.

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Elijah Wood is cashing in on his sedate creepiness. He’ll star as a serial killer in the film Maniac. The film follows Woods’ character as he finds and stalks his victims via the Internet. To make matters even creepier, he’ll be working in a mannequin factory. I can’t wait for a video of Happy Feet footage re-dubbed with Maniac audio.

The project sounds pretty dark, and Sin City taught us that Wood can pull off psycho killer pretty well. But from that description it doesn’t seem very original. It’s clearly inspired by The Craigslist Killer. That or the life of any one of his less-successful child actor peers. (Deadline)

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‘Dexter In 60 Seconds’ Saves You A LOT Of Time http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/dexter-in-60-seconds-saves-you-a-lot-of-time/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/dexter-in-60-seconds-saves-you-a-lot-of-time/#comments Tue, 25 Jan 2011 20:57:55 +0000 Dave Horwitz http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=22184 Why slog through five seasons of 'Dexter' when you can get the gist in the same time it takes to make rice in the microwave?

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If you’re like me, you have no real tolerance for Showtime’s”Dexter.” It’s not bad, it’s not great, but it can be VERY grating. I think the show would be a lot more palatable if it was 1 minute long, and so does Landline.tv, who produced this absolutely spot on parody of the serial-killer-who-kills-serial-killers-series (say that even ONE time fast). Why slog through four seasons of this show when you can get the gist in the same time it takes to make rice in the microwave? (Warming Glow)

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