Another woman has gone missing on the hottest day of the year. The death toll rises with the temperature, and while everyone else is staying in, Albert Mullin is out, prowling the streets ...
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Another woman has gone missing on the hottest day of the year. The death toll rises with the temperature, and while everyone else is staying in, Albert Mullin is out, prowling the streets and alleyways. But the end is near and Albert knows it. He says he's always known. Written by
Jose Carlos Gomez
Fantastic, creepy but engaging peek into the mind of a serial killer
I'll admit: I was nervous heading into the theater to watch this film. From viewing the trailer, I knew it was going to be intense. I was afraid that it might be too graphic for my tastes. I do love a good horror film, though, so I went ahead, bought my ticket and settled in. I am so glad that I did! This is a fantastic film. Yes, there's some gore -- it IS about a serial killer, after all -- but there's also a superbly told story, made all the better by some truly stellar performances. North Roberts, Colleen Boag, Matt Prochazka and Walt Sloan are especially noteworthy.
There is far more going on here than one would expect. This is no two- dimensional story. These are characters you care about (yes, even Albert; one comes to feel a degree of pity for this tortured soul, even while being horrified by his actions... one wonders how he became the person he is). Even the "good guys" are imperfect. As Albert struggles with his inner demons, so do those that, one hopes, will stop him from his killing spree. The result is a complex, nuanced (and yes, horrific) film that takes the serial-killer genre in a refreshing new direction, examining good and evil and the depths of the human psyche in all of us.
Highly recommended, even for folks who don't normally (think) that they enjoy horror films.
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