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The Ungodly (2007)

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Mickey is about to get his big break as an amateur filmmaker, from a serial killer who turns him and his camera into 'the perfect witness'.

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Mickey is about to get his big break as an amateur filmmaker, from a serial killer who turns him and his camera into 'the perfect witness'.

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Be careful when chasing monsters you don't become one ... See more »

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Rated R for strong violence including rape, brief nudity, language and some drug use | See all certifications »
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According to an interview he gave to the New York Times in 2010, this movie was made during the middle of Wes Bentley's decade-long, extremely serious addiction to cocaine and heroin. He said in that interview that he only accepted any movie roles during that time so that he would have money to buy enough drugs. See more »

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Mickey Gravatski: Remember when I asked you if you could stop killing? And you said that if the seeds that were buried in darkness were never plant...
James Lemac: ...were never planted, that I might be able to capture the innocence that I never had.
Mickey Gravatski: Yeah. I wondered, who planted those seeds?
James Lemac: Hmm
Mickey Gravatski: She took you down there and left you there, huh?
James Lemac: Who? What are you talking about?
Mickey Gravatski: Did you take me down to that cellar to justify what you do?
James Lemac: Not everything is for your fuckin' benefit, Mick.
Mickey Gravatski: Right. ya know it just seems like...
James Lemac: It ...
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A riveting motion picture!
27 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

How do you take a serial killer movie and make it original? It seems every plot, twist and turn has been exhausted already. Not so for this film. Without spoiling the story for anyone, the characters and plot were totally unpredictable and unlike anything I had ever seen. First of all, it was shot very realistically, in a documentary style, which more then added to its suspense. You felt like you were really with these people. The subject matter that it explored, especially the child abuse, was in-depth and helped us understand this horrible killer. Wes Bentley was incredible. I never saw him play a character like this. And his co-star, Mark Borkowski, was riveting as the killer. What made him most terrifying was the duality he created in his character. He was very likable in a role that I, as the viewer, was supposed to hate. It's one of those films you have to watch more then once because it offers more and more each time you view it. It's got layers. On one level, sure, its a "serial killer" movie but on another, its an exploration and even a philosophical analysis of two men and their compulsions.


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