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A Horrible Way to Die (2010)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  19 August 2011 (USA)
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An escaped murderer is in pursuit of his ex-girlfriend, who has fled to start a new life in a small town.

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Garrick Turrell
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Warner
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Chelsea
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Maddy
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An escaped murderer is in pursuit of his ex-girlfriend, who has fled to start a new life in a small town.

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Rated R for disturbing bloody violence and images, language, some sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »

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Outside of very few scenes, the cinematography is done with minimal lighting and/or very soft-focused cameras to give the film a very dark edge. See more »

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Garrick Turrell: I must have... I must have dozed off or something. I apologize.
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The Brandenburg Concerto No. 6
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I really like Adam Wingard, but this one didn't do it for me!
17 September 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Billing itself as a realistic portrayal of insanity in the mind of a serial killer, I was left bitterly disappointed.

Expecting something like "Tony : London Serial Killer" what I got was a very disappointing and shallow look at a movie that wants to be more than it is.

There are many problems. One of them being the irritating way that the film has been shot. Being a very shaky cam, at first I liked it and appreciated it for being different and gave it realism, but after a while it began to become a distraction. Deliberate out of focus shots were also contributing to the irritating value that the movie was rapidly growing.

The fact is, you never feel like you are getting into the mind of this killer. You simply feel as though you are following him. Neither investing time in anything he is doing. You know he is a bad guy because he kills people, but any depth to this killer as a person, is non existent.

The acting was fine and there were some genuine decent moments, but the film wants realism, and the biggest killer to the realism is in the ending. I am not going to spoil it, but I thought "no way, this is basic horror movie stuff". I thought that it was a cheap way to end what was a film that was lacking the positives that made films like "Henry" and "Tony" the films that they are in the Serial Killer sub genre.

If you want a good serial killer movie, check out the films I just mentioned. You could probably give this one a miss!


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