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How to Be a Serial Killer (2008)

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A serial killer decides to teach the secrets of his satisfying career to a video store clerk.

Director:

Luke Ricci

Writer:

Luke Ricci
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dameon Clarke ... Mike Wilson
Matthew Gray Gubler ... Bart
Laura Regan ... Abigail
George Wyner ... Dr. Goldberg
Mary Jo Catlett ... Mother Wilson
Gonzalo Menendez ... Officer Chavez
Shadoe Stevens Shadoe Stevens ... Narrator (voice)
Ryan Smith ... Thug #1 (as Ryan K. Smith)
Ari Welkom ... Officer Garcia
Lindsay Stidham ... Young Girl
Mark R. Gerson Mark R. Gerson ... Young Man
Ramon Hilario ... Juan
Douglas Dickerman ... Rob
Gary Wolf ... Johhny the Dick
Cameron Bender ... Zach
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Storyline

A serial killer decides to teach the secrets of his satisfying career to a video store clerk.

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, grisly images and language | See all certifications »

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Goofs

Mike and Bart are sitting in the car preparing for their next action. Mike wants to put a camera on his head and he flaps down the sun visor to see himself in the mirror. But he gets distracted by telling Bart some trivia about the camera. After that there is a cut in cinematography and he flaps the sun visor down again. See more »

Connections

References The Break-Up (2006) See more »

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Ted Bundy Infomercial
18 June 2012 | by billcr12See all my reviews

The best black comedies, such as Fargo or Dr. Strangelove have the genius of the Coen brothers or Stanley Kubrick behind them. How to Be a Serial Killer is an interesting concept which never really develops into anything memorable. Written and directed by Luke Ricci, a man who will never be in the same company as the aforementioned directors of the past(Kubrick) or present(Coens).

Mike Wilson is a combination of the articulate and charismatic Ted Bundy, and the fictional Dexter from the Showtime series. Mike is on an infomercial, promoting the killing of annoying people. He takes on a student, Bart, and instructs him on how to dispose of corpses and the many different and creative ways of committing murder. The result is a mildly amusing comedy, which sort of breezes along and is at the level of a made for TV movie.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$899, 26 July 2009

Gross USA:

$899

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$899
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Runtime:

| (European Film Market)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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