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Speck (2002)

 -  Crime | Horror | Mystery  -  October 2002 (USA)
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Gruesome true story of murderer Richard Speck who killed eight nursing students in one night in Chicago during the late sixties. The story also follows him to his prison fate and uncovers more of his strange behavoir before his death.

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Based on the killings of the 1960's, Richard Speck is a disturbed man that breaks into the college sorority house. He rapes and beats the eight women while thinking to himself about his own psychotic world. Is someone strong enough to escape the grasp of Richard Speck? Written by Wallace Entertainment

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Rated R for pervasive strong violence, some drug use and language
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Many of lines in the narration were actually quotes said by other serial killers, including Ted Bundy, David Berkowitz, Lucian Staniak, Ed Kemper and Carl Panzram. See more »

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Good looking movie, awful direction
21 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

Rented this from my local Blockbuster under the title SPECK - that may be the way to look for it if you still feel the need to see it after this review.

It's a movie about the serial killer Richard Speck, who killed several nurses in Chicago in the sixties. Watching the movie, one gets the feeling that it follows the crimes to the letter. Unfortunately, that doesn't make for a good movie.

Another problem I had was the near-constant music letting us know that this was a SCARY MOVIE, and some god-awful narration letting us know what's motivating Speck. The acting was average for this type of film; to give credit where credit is due, the movie is very beautifully photographed for my taste. Your mileage may vary.

Over all, if you're interested in the subject matter, it may be worth your time.


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