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What are your favorite serial killer films ?

Post by BDuncan » Fri Jul 08, 2005 7:35 pm

What are currently your favorite (English or foreign language) horror or
non-horror (as in no vamps, werewolves, etc. being featured) serial killer films and please state WHY, for each ones named ?


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Post by Latte Thunder » Sat Jul 09, 2005 7:16 am

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer is far and away the best serial killer movie I've ever seen. It's loosely based on the exploits of Henry Lee Lucas, and I mean loosely, but it's one of the dreariest, low energy horror movies I've ever seen. And that makes it all the more gruesome. When the credits roll, you'll feel sick.

It is seriously among the most effective horror movies I've ever seen.

I don't know what sort of availability it has on Region 1 DVD, but I bought an R2 a little while ago for dirt cheap on ebay. Even after the exchange from dollars to pounds, it was cheaper than a US disc.
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Post by PECKER{*x*}WOOD » Sun Jul 10, 2005 8:27 am

I rather like the odd serial killer films, which Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer is very much a part of. I'd also say the serial killer films WITHOUT cops or crazy plots like Seven are some of the best ones. Here is a list of serial killer films most people never watch:

Michael Powell's Peeping Tom
Schramm
Scrapbook
The Vanishing
Driller Killer
Ms.45
Man Bites Dog
From the Life of the Marionettes and a few others

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Post by Kimberly » Sun Jul 10, 2005 1:27 pm

Latte Thunder wrote:Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer is far and away the best serial killer movie I've ever seen.


I'm really not a fan of Henry... think it's over rated...
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Does Arsenic and Old Lace count?

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Post by BILE » Tue Jul 12, 2005 3:12 pm

Hasn't anyone seen the Manson Family yet?Now that is a serial killer movie that puts all others to shame. :chainsaw:

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Post by DylanDog » Wed Jul 13, 2005 8:12 pm

I'll second the Schramm recommendation, but I'm a big fan of all Jorg Buttgereit's movies.

Although I did like it, I agree with Kimberly that Henry seems a bit overrated to me.

I really liked Saw also and M of course set the standard.

Normally these types of questions seem silly to me, but to be honest, I'm actually having a real hard time coming up with some serial killer films that really stood out to me. And I'm really trying to think of pure SERIAL killer films and not slashers (ie Halloween style movies) or psycho killers (ie Luther the Geek).
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Post by Kimberly » Thu Jul 14, 2005 11:54 am

DylanDog wrote:Although I did like it, I agree with Kimberly that Henry seems a bit overrated to me.


I actually enjoyed the sequel way better then the first one...
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Post by Latte Thunder » Thu Jul 14, 2005 1:48 pm

BILE wrote:Hasn't anyone seen the Manson Family yet?Now that is a serial killer movie that puts all others to shame. :chainsaw:

I kind of thought it sucked.
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Post by Clark Chaos » Wed Jul 20, 2005 9:36 am

Latte Thunder wrote:I kind of thought it sucked.


It wasnt very good, that is for sure.
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Post by Clark Chaos » Wed Jul 20, 2005 9:37 am

I enjoyed American Psycho if that counts.
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Post by Gorified » Sat Jul 30, 2005 1:19 am

The only one that stands out to me is Hunting Humans. It's pretty low budget and I thought the story could have used a few minor adjustments but, the premise was pretty cool and that's what made me end up liking it quite a bit.

It's about a serial killer that stalks victims but, another serial killer is stalking him and beats him to the punch by killing the people the other guy is stalking before he can do it himself.
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Post by AngelaBaker » Tue Aug 02, 2005 2:06 pm

My favorite serial killer movie? Sleepaway Camp of course :D !

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Post by BILE » Tue Aug 23, 2005 1:17 pm

Well, i'm out of ideas.The original Texas Chainsaw Massacre still kicks total ass.
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Post by MuC » Tue Aug 23, 2005 5:06 pm

Gorified wrote:The only one that stands out to me is Hunting Humans. It's pretty low budget and I thought the story could have used a few minor adjustments but, the premise was pretty cool and that's what made me end up liking it quite a bit.

It's about a serial killer that stalks victims but, another serial killer is stalking him and beats him to the punch by killing the people the other guy is stalking before he can do it himself.



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Post by MattV » Tue Aug 23, 2005 8:55 pm

I too am very fond of american psycho, I dont know I just love the patrik bateman character. I really love the part were hes talking about Genesis just before he kills that one chick, he states his dislike for the early albums cause they were too "artsy", lol, loved it!
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Post by King TXL AKA The Juice » Mon Aug 29, 2005 11:39 pm

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Post by gsfnw » Tue Aug 30, 2005 8:17 am

King TXL AKA The Juice wrote:Gacy



Yeah, I saw that one. It stars that fat guy from Pee Wee's Big Adventure as Gacy. It was pretty good. Ed Gein was a pretty cool movie too, but unfortunately most serial killer films I see are either low budget or made for TV. Ted Bundy's had a couple of made for tv movies and both have sucked ass I thought. Henry was cool, although the writers took a lot of liberties with the script but that's Hollywood.

Did anyone see the Gacy made for TV movie starring Brian Dennehy? That was okay from what I remember........

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Post by MuC » Wed Aug 31, 2005 1:09 am

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Post by Clark Chaos » Wed Aug 31, 2005 9:24 am

Gorified wrote:The only one that stands out to me is Hunting Humans. It's pretty low budget and I thought the story could have used a few minor adjustments but, the premise was pretty cool and that's what made me end up liking it quite a bit.

It's about a serial killer that stalks victims but, another serial killer is stalking him and beats him to the punch by killing the people the other guy is stalking before he can do it himself.


Yeah, low budget but a fun concept for sure. I enjoyed it.
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Post by HUNTKILLBURYFINN » Wed Sep 28, 2005 9:25 am

Latte Thunder wrote:Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer is far and away the best serial killer movie I've ever seen. It's loosely based on the exploits of Henry Lee Lucas, and I mean loosely, but it's one of the dreariest, low energy horror movies I've ever seen. And that makes it all the more gruesome. When the credits roll, you'll feel sick.

It is seriously among the most effective horror movies I've ever seen.

I don't know what sort of availability it has on Region 1 DVD, but I bought an R2 a little while ago for dirt cheap on ebay. Even after the exchange from dollars to pounds, it was cheaper than a US disc.

hell yes damd right by far!!!!!!!!!!!!! manson was good but henry is jus pure grime!!!!!!!! part 2's ok as well, the end of the 1, with the suitcase is a classic movie moment!
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Post by mickey brown-eye » Wed Sep 28, 2005 9:48 am

Deranged, about Ed Gein is pretty cool (one of Savini's first gore FX films)
Exorcist 3, though Demon powered was a great serial Killer movie(Gemini Killer-inspired by the Zodiac Killer
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Post by llapman » Thu Sep 29, 2005 10:13 am

If you're talking "based on true events" type of films, I too give my vote for Deranged. As far as fictional movies go, Maniac would be my favorite. Savini is 2 for 2 in my book.

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