In a small Midwestern town, a troubled teen with homicidal tendencies must hunt down and destroy a supernatural killer while keeping his own inner demons at bay.


Billy O'Brien
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Max Records ... John Wayne Cleaver
Christopher Lloyd ... Mr. Crowley
Laura Fraser ... April Cleaver
Christina Baldwin Christina Baldwin ... Aunt Margaret
Karl Geary ... Dr. Neblin
Dee Noah Dee Noah ... Kay Crowley
Lucy Lawton Lucy Lawton ... Brooke Watson (as Lucile Lawton)
Anna Sundberg ... Lauren Bacall Cleaver
Raymond Brandstrom Raymond Brandstrom ... Max
Michael Paul Levin ... Max's Dad
Vincent Risso Vincent Risso ... Rob Anders
Tony Papenfuss Tony Papenfuss ... Ron the Coroner
Matt Roy ... Drifter
James Gaulke ... Principal Layton (as Jim Gaulke)
Tim Russell ... Greg Olsen the Barber


In a small Midwestern town, a troubled teen with homicidal tendencies must hunt down and destroy a supernatural killer while keeping his own inner demons at bay.

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This is a story about a boy who can't love, fighting a monster who kills for love. See more »


Drama | Horror | Thriller


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Did You Know?


Karl Geary (Dr. Neblin) and Laura Fraser (April Cleaver) are married, hence the scene not found in the novel where John (Max Records) spies on them having dinner. See more »


Crowley can be seen carrying a landing net, which would not be used for ice fishing. See more »


Brooke Watson: Are you It?
John Wayne Cleaver: Am I what?
Brooke Watson: The clown from "It," that Stephen King book.
John Wayne Cleaver: No. I was thinking about dressing up as my mother but I was worried what my therapist would say.
Rob Anders: You gonna juggle for us, freak?
John Wayne Cleaver: That's a really clever costume. You know, it looks great. It's really inventive and the bullet hole looks... really authentic.
Rob Anders: You know this is a party for normal people? Right? So why don't you go home to your undertaking slut of a mother. Alright?
Rob Anders: What are you smiling about?
John Wayne Cleaver: I've been clinically diagnosed ...
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(Victor Herbert/Glen MacDonough)
Performed by Nick Evans
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Supernatural element ruins it
31 August 2016 | by jtindahouseSee all my reviews

First off let me start by saying I have not read the book 'I Am Not a Serial Killer' is based on, so I can not comment on how faithful the movie is to it. I can only judge this as a film by itself. Secondly, let me say, I think this would have been a much better film without any supernatural element. What did it add? It had a great story already going for it. A story about real issues and real things that can happen in people's lives. And yet all that goes out the window the second you through a supernatural element into the mix.

The acting was great, particularly from the star Max Records. He gives a very mature and captivating performance that carries the film in a lot of areas. Christopher Lloyd also impressed me. He still completely commits himself to every role he takes on and his screen presence is a wonderful thing in any film he's in.

Had they kept the story grounded and realistic I think I could have found myself really enjoying this. America has a tremendous amount of active (and human) serial killers, so having one in this small town wouldn't have been pushing belief much at all. Nor would it have effected the story much, barring a few easy tweaks. If it added something positive for other people people that's great, but to me it was a waste of an opportunity to turn in a fine film.

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Release Date:

26 August 2016 (USA) See more »

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I Am Not a Serial Killer See more »

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA See more »


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