Revolves around a criminal prosecutor who penned the law on stalking in California and is based on the true story of a hot-head cop and polished district attorney who team to bring a stalker obsessed with her former lover to justice.
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe,
Drea de Matteo
Hailey Read has been a Manhattan based therapist for two years. She left her previous job, as an assistant DA with a perfect conviction rate in Atlanta, largely because of her last case. In it, Curtis Burrell Cruise, a failed artist, was convicted as the serial murderer who killed seven women, all strangled and posed post-mortem to resemble famous paintings. Upon the guilty verdict announcement, Cruise tried to strangle Hailey in the courtroom, an event which still haunts her and for which she is still taking anti-anxiety prescription medication. She is hoping that the memory of Cruise will soon dissipate with his imminent execution within the month. However, her anxiety increases when a series of murders begin to occur in New York that resemble the M.O. of Cruise and that have other personal connections to her. She eventually learns through second-hand sources that Cruise is only no longer on death row but was quietly released a few days ago pending a retrial. She is certain Cruise ... Written by
Forgive me but it was very late and I could not sleep so I stayed up for The Eleventh Victim (which I had taped earlier) and the story line was the most ridiculous and not plausible from the opening scene to the very end. This is supposed to be a suspense film surrounding a serial killer named Clint Burrel Cruise (played by Colin Cunnigham) who captures his female victims, strangles them and then poses their dead bodies in a certain position so that he can paint them on canvas and imitate famous artists by striking a similar pose as the renowned artists works of art.
There is dramatic opera style music throughout the film which was intended to keep the audience in suspense but all it did for me was indicate when something boring and predictable would happen. Of course there is a brilliant and beautiful prosecuting attorney named Hailey Dean (played by Jenny Garth) who puts this serial killer in prison awaiting his death sentence but as the writers of this mess of a made for TV movie would have it the serial killer Cruise is released for a retrial and is free to continue on his murderous ways. There is an ever so slight comparison to the 1986 film Manhunter where the serial killer gets naked down to his skivvies to paint his own body on the canvas just to show how creepy he is but please gag me with a spoon it is by no means suspenseful.
This movie is as predictable as ordering hot buttered popcorn and doing a blind taste test. Who wouldn't know what that taste was? Well in this film, everyone can figure out what is going to happen next. The twist at the end of the film? Gag me with a spoon the second time please.
Don't waste any time on this serial killer film. Instead put a blind fold around your head and try doing the hot buttered popcorn taste test. I assure you that you will have a better time than watching this crap.
My rating is a 1 out of 10. It's a total waste of time.
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