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R | | Horror, Thriller | 18 May 1998 (UK)
A struggling freelance writer, while investigating the transvestite night life, stumbles across a serial killer in action. The two then strike up a bizarre partnership to document the ... See full summary »

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A struggling freelance writer, while investigating the transvestite night life, stumbles across a serial killer in action. The two then strike up a bizarre partnership to document the killer's motives and handiwork as a possessed detective struggling with his own personal demons tries to solve the crimes. Written by JD-2 <Badge19@hotmail.com>

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Silence Of The Lambs... Seven... Now, Diary Of A Serial Killer. See more »

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Rated R for some strong violence, and for language and a sex scene | See all certifications »
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Stefan's line, "Look down on me, you will see a fool. Look up at me, you will see your lord. Look straight at me, you will see yourself," is a quote from Charles Manson. See more »

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Stefan: Look down on me, you will see a fool. Look up at me, you will see your lord. Look straight at me, you will see yourself.
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Exceedingly awful
4 January 2000 | by (Brisbane/Queensland/Australia) – See all my reviews

From what was touted on the box as the best independent video release of the year, Diary of a Serial Killer had a lot to do to live up to that promise.

Unfortunately it did not even come close.

It tries very hard not to have the look of a cheap telemovie, but its parentage peeks through and unhappily reminds you exactly how cheap it is.

I can see what the writer and director were trying to do with the Busey character, and his inner torment at having to interview a serial killer. But it just didn't come off that well on screen.

Arnold Vosloo isn't that bad, but is let down by some truly awful dialogue.

A great idea, but poorly executed.


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