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Diary of a Serial Killer (2008)

Video  -  Thriller  -  6 August 2009 (Germany)
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Tormented by the serial killer who took her mother's life, journalist LAURA NELSON investigates the only clue he ever leaves behind at his crime scenes: his diary pages.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chloe Snyder ...
Laura
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Robert
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Killer
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Ed
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Anthony Dresdon ...
Ramirez
Kara Revel ...
Red Head
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Selena (as Victoria Demare)
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Konerak
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Jim
Zak Rubenstein ...
Cynthia
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Sharon
Sam Dobbinn ...
Harry
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Uniformed Officer (as Bradley Thornton)
Adrian Vatsky ...
Jiminez (as Adrian Gorovatsky)
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Tormented by the serial killer who took her mother's life, journalist LAURA NELSON investigates the only clue he ever leaves behind at his crime scenes: his diary pages.

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serial killer | copycat | fiction

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He learned from the masters.

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Rated R for strong sadistic violence and torture, language, nudity, some sexual and drug content | See all certifications »

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Ed Gein's house was not in a forested area, it was out in the middle of the field on rolling plains. The house was two stories and was far, far, messier. The mother's room was just as she left it when she died. In fact, it was the only room in the house to be neat. See more »

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Copycat basically copycats other movies in the Cop/Serial Killer/Thriller sub-genre.
5 October 2008 | by See all my reviews

A young journalist is out for revenge against the serial killer who killed her mother; the serial killer's niche, is that he is/was inspired by the hilariously talented trio of Gein, Ramirez, and Dahmer.

Copycat for some reason wants to be some sort of intelligent, analytical thesis on what makes a killer, but, it fails miserably. For starters, the ending is idiotic; heavily placed so that the message the movie is providing tries to be truthful and convincing. The rest of the movie basically revolves around vignettes (or flashbacks) from the lives of Gein, Dahmer, and Ramirez, and the "relationship" between the journalist with the cop who helps her, and the serial killer who she wants to kill. Everything is kept at a nice pace, but the clichéd, redundant script and weak acting f*ck everything up to the extent that you don't care for any nice pace; you just want the damn movie to end.

The cinematography and editing are adequately done, the main score is effective, and the gore is bland for the most part.

Either way you look at this movie, be it from a critical or gore-fix (?) point of view, you should skip it. Hell, you shouldn't even read the plot synopsis on the back of the DVD box. Ignore this crap fest.

3.0/10


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