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How to Be a Serial Killer (2008)

A serial killer decides to teach the secrets of his satisfying career to a video store clerk.

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Cast

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Mike Wilson
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Bart
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Abigail
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Dr. Goldberg
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Mother Wilson
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Officer Chavez
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Thug #1 (as Ryan K. Smith)
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Officer Garcia
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Young Girl
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Young Man
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Juan
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Rob
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Johhny the Dick
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Zach
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A serial killer decides to teach the secrets of his satisfying career to a video store clerk.

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Comedy | Crime | Horror

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Rated R for violence, grisly images and language | See all certifications »

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15 November 2008 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$899, 26 July 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$899, 26 July 2009
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Charles Manson is not a serial killer in that he never personally killed anyone; he only ordered the killings. See more »

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Ted Bundy Infomercial
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The best black comedies, such as Fargo or Dr. Strangelove have the genius of the Coen brothers or Stanley Kubrick behind them. How to Be a Serial Killer is an interesting concept which never really develops into anything memorable. Written and directed by Luke Ricci, a man who will never be in the same company as the aforementioned directors of the past(Kubrick) or present(Coens).

Mike Wilson is a combination of the articulate and charismatic Ted Bundy, and the fictional Dexter from the Showtime series. Mike is on an infomercial, promoting the killing of annoying people. He takes on a student, Bart, and instructs him on how to dispose of corpses and the many different and creative ways of committing murder. The result is a mildly amusing comedy, which sort of breezes along and is at the level of a made for TV movie.


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