Article: Top 5 Films About Serial Killers

5.Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street

The legendary tale of a barber who return from wrongful imprisonment to 1840s London, bent on revenge for the rape and death of his wife, and resumes his trade while forming a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. This has got an all star cast and at least this try to be something different, the songs are memorable and I just like the idea to this film, as this actually work really well, this is well – made and it actually drawn you in from the start.

4.From Hell

In Victorian – era London, a troubled clairvoyant police detective investigates the murders of Jack The Ripper. Superbly made film with a good cast plus Johnny Depp and Heather Graham got really good chemistry together, it certainly hold your interest from start to finish in this good-looking film, overall this is intriguing from start to finish and this is superbly crafted film with a good cast.

3.Identity

A storm breaks out in the Nevada desert and 10 people seeks refuge in a motel. At the same time, a serial killer under the care of psychiatrist Doctor Mallick, who has just found the killer’s journal. One of those film that will made think as it is thought provoking, it might feel like a typical slasher film but it also a serial killer type of film, if you mixed them together you got this film which is utterly compelling, it is totally believable and it is engrossing from the start.

2.The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Mikael Blomkvist begins by talking to the man’s relatives who were there when the girl went missing, but some of them are forthcoming. Blomkvist eventually believes that her disappearance might have something to do with some serial killings that took place 20 years before she disappearance, he also team up with a hacker named Lisbeth Salander. Personally if you get past the brutal scenes, there is a gripping film that is generally tense and it is unpredictable, the pacing is just perfect and it never get too overcomplicated with the story.

1.Burke And Hare

Based on a true story of the famous murderers, William Burke, and William Hare as they fall into the highly – profitable business of providing cadavers for the medical fraternity in 19th century Edinburgh. Quietly this is a slow burner and this is laugh out loud funny and it has got an all-British cast, it might not be for everyone but it didn’t take itself too seriously and the soundtrack is fantastic, it also have got a brilliant ending and it has got a post credit scenes, it is fun and the horror element mixed in with the comedy aspect, it certainly work really well in this film.

2 thoughts on “Article: Top 5 Films About Serial Killers

  1. Not a genre that I would normally spend a lot of time on, but there have been some notable exceptions, some of them in your list Mark. Here’s some more I would recommend (and as usual there are some oldies):
    Silence of the Lambs and Manhunter – 2 films about the infamous Hannibal Lecktor, can’t believe you left him out of this list.
    Frenzy (1972) – Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, the master of suspense. I’m sure that I have said that before
    Se7en – serial murders based on the 7 deadly sins
    Serial Mom – unusually a female serial killer. A spoof of the genre directed by John Waters
    Night of the Hunter (1955) – A golden oldie starring Robert Mitchum, a truly evil character
    Memories of Murder – if we ever get to see the ending!

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  2. Too be honest with you I never seen Manhunter of Silence of the Lamb plus I will certainly keep my eyes on these films, I have seen Se7en, but I wasn’t that impressed with it. When Memories of Murder ever appear on TV, I will let you know

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