EXTREMELY WICKED, SHOCKINGLY EVIL, AND VILE: The Banality and Ugly Humanity of Ted Bundy

Berlinger’s Bundy biopic doesn’t glorify the killer. Instead it dissects him, as well as the events surrounding his trial(s).

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American Crime Story – Season 2, Episode 4: “House by the Lake”

Architect David Madson’s fate becomes linked to killer Andrew Cunanan months prior to the murder of Versace.

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Wolf Creek – Season 2, Episode 6: “Return”

Becca must find Danny and Kelly at Mick’s sprawling Outback hideaway. If it were only that easy.

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True Detective – Season 1, Episode 8: “Form and Void”

HBO’s True Detective Season 1, Episode 8: “Form and Void” Directed by Cary Fukunaga Written by Nic Pizzolatto * For a review of the penultimate episode, “After You’ve Gone” – click here * For a review of the Season 2 premiere, “The Western Book of the Dead” – click here The Season 1 finale holdsContinue reading “True Detective – Season 1, Episode 8: “Form and Void””

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American Gothic – Episode 1: “Arrangement in Grey and Black”

CBS’ American Gothic Episode 1: “Arrangement in Grey & Black” Directed by Matt Shakman Written by Corinne Brinkerhoff * For a review of Episode 2, “Jack-in-the-Pulpit” – click here To start, I dig how they’ve named the episodes after famous paintings, in line with the name of their series being American Gothic. Arrangement in Grey andContinue reading “American Gothic – Episode 1: “Arrangement in Grey and Black””

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Schramm’s Visceral Psychological Terror

Schramm: Into the Mind of a Serial Killer. 1993. Directed by Jörg Buttgereit. Screenplay by Buttgereit & Franz Rodenkirchen. Starring Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Monika M., Micha Brendel, Carolina Harnisch, Xaver Schwarzenberger, Gerd Horvath, & Michael Brynntrup. Barrel Entertainment/Jelinski & Buttgereit. Not Rated. 65 minutes. Horror ★★★1/2  Really good or great serial killer films are fewContinue reading “Schramm’s Visceral Psychological Terror”

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Killer Casanova Wants to Kiss the Girls

Kiss the Girls. 1997. Directed by Gary Fleder. Screenplay by David Klass; based on the novel of the same name by James Patterson. Starring Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman, Cary Elwes, Alex McArthur, Tony Goldwyn, Jay O. Sanders, Bill Nunn, Brian Cox, Richard T. Jones, Roma Maffia, Jeremy Piven, Gina Ravera, William Converse-Roberts, Helen Martin, &Continue reading “Killer Casanova Wants to Kiss the Girls”

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Wolf Creek – Episode 6: “Wolf Creek”

Stan’s Wolf Creek Episode 6: “Wolf Creek Directed by Greg McLean Written by Felicity Packard * For a review of Episode 5 “Rome”, click here. Finally we’ve come to a fitting mini-series finale directed by the one and only Greg McLean! Very excited to see how Wolf Creek‘s 6-episode arc finishes, as Eve (Lucy Fry) isContinue reading “Wolf Creek – Episode 6: “Wolf Creek””

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Wolf Creek – Episode 3: “Salt Lake”

Stan’s Wolf Creek Episode 3: “Salt Lake” Directed by Tony Tilse Written by Peter Gawler * For a review of Episode 2 “Kutyukutyu”, click here. * For a review of Episode 4 “Opalville”, click here. After two episodes in this mini-series, I’m hooked. This episode begins in May 2009. Setting, the Outback. A couple peopleContinue reading “Wolf Creek – Episode 3: “Salt Lake””

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