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This is the second time that Michael Pitt has played a character inspired by the real life murder committed by Leopold and Loeb in 1924, the other role was the character Justin Pendleton in 'Murder By Numbers.' See more »
When Paul "rewinds" the film he presses the Volume Down (-) button on the remote control rather than the Rewind button. See more »
Whether by knife or whether by gun, losing your life can sometimes be fun.
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Written by John Zorn
Performed by Naked City
From album Grand Guignol
(P: Union Jasroc See more »
Horrifyly, chillingly good psychodrama
I saw this movie yesterday and on the whole really liked it. Whew ... I don't know when last I've been to a horror movie / psychodrama that was so relentlessly scary ... in a lean, bleak, psychologically devastating way.
I thought the acting and scripting and directing and editing were all really excellent throughout. Everything but everything in this movie works together to draw you into an utterly horrifying experience.
What really captivated me was this understated but relentless tension that just grips and chokes and overwhelms from beginning to end.
This is the kind of movie that really, really makes you *feel* like you're there, going through what this unfortunate family went through.
If you haven't seen it yet and like good, chilling, judiciously bloody psychodrama, hey, check this movie out ... it's really scary psychodrama at its very best.
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