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Son of Sam (2008)

This chilling tale recounts the late 70's in New York City, when a serial killer on the loose dubbed "Son of Sam" creates havoc. When arrested, "Son of Sam" tells police he was influenced ... See full summary »

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This chilling tale recounts the late 70's in New York City, when a serial killer on the loose dubbed "Son of Sam" creates havoc. When arrested, "Son of Sam" tells police he was influenced by a satanic cult. New York would never be the same. Written by Anonymous

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His reign of terror brought an entire city to its knees [German release] See more »

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Ulli Lommel: [carved wooden crucifix] See more »

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The priest who visits David at the police station reads the Apostles Creed from his Bible. The Bible does not contain the Apostles Creed. See more »

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Yup we're back in dreaded Ulli Lommel
9 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

David Berkowitz, son of Sam, (played in a near-catatonic state by Yogi Joshi) recounts his story to his public defender, a tale that gets extremely repetitive fairly quickly. This deathly boring film by Ulli Lommel takes an somewhat avent-garde approach to the true life crime story, but all that does it make the redundancies all the more unbearable (Berkowitz kills, scene of satanic cult, talks to public defender, wanders around looking vacant, repeat, repeat, repeat) Also this film is not even noteworthy to those that are fascinated by the case, as the facts are played with loosely by Mr. Lommel. Speaking of which, this guy has made what, 5 or 6 'based on true life' serial killer movies so far(?!?!!) One would think he'd actually learn to make one that's even competent, alas perhaps it's just out of his grasp, poor guy... But he still shouldn't churn out such awful product.

My Grade: F


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