A psychopath, troubled by his childhood abuse, loose in New York City, kills young women and takes their scalps as his trophies. Will he find the perfect woman in a photographer, and end his killing spree?
When a successful country lawyer captures and attempts to "civilize" the last remaining member of a violent clan that has roamed the Northeast coast for decades, he puts the lives of his family in jeopardy.
Brandon Gerald Fuller,
Lauren Ashley Carter
The Parkers, a reclusive family who follow ancient customs, find their secret existence threatened as a torrential downpour moves into their area, forcing daughters Iris and Rose to assume responsibilities beyond those of a typical family.
Nearly a year after a botched job, a hitman takes a new assignment with the promise of a big payoff for three killings. What starts off as an easy task soon unravels, sending the killer into the heart of darkness.
Just when the streets seemed safe, a serial killer with a fetish for scalps is back and on the hunt. Frank is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition. As their friendship develops and Frank's obsession escalates, it becomes clear that she has unleashed a long-repressed compulsion to stalk and kill. Written by
In what is probably the sickest movie I've seen since A Serbian Film, Elijah Wood gives a haunting and tortured performance as a mannequin-loving serial killer with mommy issues. It is a noted improvement over the 1980 original, but the film's main innovation, viewing almost everything through the killer's eyes, takes it past being a voyeuristic experience and makes the viewer essentially a participant in the brutal acts portrayed on screen. It's mesmerizing, yet nauseating to watch at the same time. I also liked the soundtrack, which had shades of A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, SCARFACE and CANDYMAN, and in a similar style to the soundtracks for Nicholas Winding Refn's most recent two films. I thought the film was excellently shot, with creative use of lighting and atmosphere. Certain sequences were rather disorienting, although that was probably the intended goal. Still, the genre tropes remain and although it's dressed up and presented in a new way it still doesn't break much new ground as far as slashers are concerned. Recommended only if you can stomach it.
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