A righteous rendition of a pivotal chapter of a James Ellroy (of "L.A. Confidential" fame) novel narrated by a serial killer.
Filmed in moody black and white, a trio of cops confront an axe murderer about his gruesome slaying of a young couple.
Walter Coppage, riveting as the lead cop, deserves an A-list role.
Race Owen, as the dissembling dismemberer, is disarmingly sympathetic.
Director/writer Mitch Brian delivers a spot-on vision of author Ellroy's unique world and distinctive narrative voice. Brian's take on Ellroy's twisted, killer-narrated novel leaves one hoping that the producers of the just-announced, planned adaptation of "Killer on the Road" - the novel from which this gem was gleaned - turn to Brian for a full length treatment.
(P.S. Watch for a brief, powerful cameo by author Ellroy, portraying a cop who delivers the film's pay-off line.)
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