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Killer by Nature (2010)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Crime, Drama | 2010 (USA)
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Horrific murders which once lived only in a young man's nightmares suddenly begin occurring in chilling reality in his hometown.
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Credited cast:
Zachary Ray Sherman ... Owen
Ron Perlman ... Dr. Julian
Armand Assante ... Eugene Branch
Lin Shaye ... Leona
Haley Hudson ... Maggie
Richard Riehle ... Warden Upton
Richard Portnow ... Walter
Svetlana Efremova ... Dr. Ramos
Jason Hildebrandt ... Detective Marc Houlihan
Ron McCoy ... Harvey
Lee de Broux ... Medical Examiner
Michael Adam Hamilton Michael Adam Hamilton ... Mystery Boy (as Michael A. Hamilton)
Joe Taylor ... Medical Examiner
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Corey Browne Corey Browne ... Insane Death Row Inmate #1
Bill Cook Bill Cook ... Network News Anchor
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The troubled teenager Owen Whitmore has a sleep disorder and occasionally sleepwalks. Owen is having therapy sessions with Dr. Katherine Ramos. Having just joined the medical school, he has to move to another town, but he is divided between the college and his sweetheart, Maggie. His parents Leona and Walter Whitmore are very worried about him. When Owen has violent dreams, Dr. Ramos decides to consult with Dr. Jonas Julian, a specialist in dream analysis and sleep disorders. Meanwhile, people are protesting in front of the Townsend State Prison where the infamous serial killer Dr. Eugene "Mean Gene" Branch will be executed. Dr. Eugene is the son of another serial-killer and had performed sadistic medical experiments on his victims. Out of the blue, Marcia Freeman who went missing, is found dead in precisely the way that Owen saw in his dreams - the murder set up as if carried out by Dr. Branch. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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English

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2010 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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Thought provoking thriller.
20 June 2012 | by mcgriffsSee all my reviews

If you invest the time to settle into the film, the story hooks you into a thought provoking thriller that makes you go ..."hmmmm". It is a character driven piece that does not incorporate tons of special effects or computer graphics, just old fashioned storytelling that thriller lovers will appreciate.

Perlman and Assante give the film a certain pedigree, but the movie's young stars carry the water and make you invest emotionally in the outcome. The surrounding cast cement the picture as a solid psychological thriller, though it failed to rise to the horror genre that it seems to have been marketed as. Better as a thriller I believe, as it is much deeper than the typical slasher film it may sound like.

The level of sophistication and depth may disappoint those programmed by the artwork to expect a brain dead teen horror, but I'm glad I allowed the setups to mature into the impressive little thriller I experienced.


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