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I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016)

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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
10 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »





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 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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Every Town Has Its Monsters See more »


Drama | Horror | Thriller


Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Ireland | UK | USA



Release Date:

26 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ben Katil Degilim See more »

Filming Locations:

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA See more »


Box Office


€1,254,470 (estimated)
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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


After seeing Where the Wild Things Are (2009), Dan Wells called Billy O'Brien and said he loved the kid who played the lead, that by the time the project got off the ground, he'd be old enough, and that his loneliness and anger were perfect for John. O'Brien agreed to look into it, but before he could, one of the producers e-mailed O'Brien saying he had a guy who'd be great for that serial killer thing he was working on. It was the same person, Max Records. See more »


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


Principal Layton: Adolescent can be a difficult time. It's normal to be drawn to death and murder, but you can go too far down that road, too far away from normal.
April: What do you say John?
John Wayne Cleaver: I'm interested in how many times you felt it was necessary to say the word normal
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Chapel Madness
Written and performed by Max Records
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Great adaptation
27 August 2016 | by diyeanaSee all my reviews

I watched this today on Amazon Video. I felt that the movie was a good adaptation from the book by Dan Wells. The ending was a little different, but in reality I can't see how they could have easily filmed it. I also don't think they had an extensive CGI budget, so I'm impressed with what was done.

I went into the movie knowing the book (and its sequels) very well, and yet I was still happy to see it come to life on the screen. I hesitate to talk about the movie contents because I refuse to give up spoilers. The only thing I want to say is, the portrayal of John Cleaver and Mr. Crowley were spot on with how I envisioned them. I did want to see a bit more from John with his struggle and internal dialogue with his "Mr. Monster", but you can't fit everything neatly into a movie.

As far as the film goes, it moves along at a moderate pace, never too fast or slow. I am a huge horror fan, but I have to say that this could be enjoyed by people who don't like horror. It's not over-the-top scary or jumps out at you. It's a slow burn that keeps you wondering what will come up next. However, I wouldn't ever recommend this to your young children or people who are sensitive to internal organs, blood, etc. It's not overly gruesome and bloody, but it has enough to make the sensitive close their eyes.

The dialog was quiet at times and I don't know if that was because of Amazon Video, my TV, or the film itself. I found myself staring intently at my TV at times to catch every little word that John would say. I'll watch the movie in a theatre though before docking stars for quality.

To end, take a chance and see this movie! Unless you fall into my sensitive categories above. In that case, rent the movie and let your neighborhood sociopath see it. Everyone needs a set of rules. :)

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