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Awakening the Zodiac (2017)

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Over 40 years since the infamous Zodiac killer terrorised inhabitants of San Francisco and surrounds, three people stumble across homemade films of some of his murders. They then set out to track him down.

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Jonathan Wright
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Cast

Cast overview:
Shane West ... Mick Branson
Leslie Bibb ... Zoe Branson
Matt Craven ... Harvey
Nicholas Campbell ... Ray
Kenneth Welsh ... Ben
Stephen McHattie ... Zodiac
John Bregar ... Adam
Eva Link ... Lula
Jennie Esnard ... Tina
Doug Miller ... Officer (as Douglas Kidd)
Sandra Wilson Sandra Wilson ... Front Desk Woman
Jason Hook ... S.A. Grinstahl
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Storyline

The story follows a down-on-their-luck couple who discovers a serial killer's film reels. They decide to take the law into their own hands, risking everything for the chance at a $100,000 reward. It isn't long until they find themselves in the killer's lethal cross-hairs.

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The deadliest serial killer in U.S. history ... is back.


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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 2017 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Bunk 11 Pictures,TAJJ Media See more »
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Zodiac killer's executioner-style hooded costume is based on real-life Zodiac survivor Bryan Hartnell's description of the killer. See more »

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Early on in the film, Zoe is seen using a smartphone. Later in the library scene, she is seen using a flip phone. See more »

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Trailer sleuths.
9 June 2017 | by hipCRANKSee all my reviews

The real life, unsolved Bay Area Zodiac killer case gets a fictional exhumation four decades after the murderous spree, when a trio of junk collectors stumble upon canisters of incriminating film. This clever retro take on the YouTube crime clip phenomena presents our innocents with a chance at a $100,000 reward. And we're off.

For the most part, this is a terrifyingly terrific movie, full of creepy, shadowy scenes, hair- raising tension and clever comedic quips. Our trio of trailer trash Sherlocks are very engaging as they stagger into a complicated and dangerous world, not so much for possible riches, but also for adventure. Taunting cryptogram clues, a sinister hood, and creepy voice messages; the Zodiac put the "K" in killer.

Great stuff, but it is almost ruined with a messy, straight forward, by the numbers, uninspiring climax. Which in turn is then inexplicably thrown under the bus with an attempt at an open ended, confusing conclusion. It really does suffer from a proper wrap. "Awakening The Zodiac" needs a rewrite tweak focusing more on mystery than monster. Still a pretty good thrill ride.


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