Based on terrifying true life elements which inspired Silence of the Lambs. In 1984, police in Washington State are investigating a spate of serial murders committed by a mysterious man known as The Green River Killer. With no leads to go on, the detective in charge of the case consults with psychologists in an attempt to get inside the mind of the killer. But when that doesn't produce a positive result and the killings continue, the detective realizes that the only way to understand what makes a serial killer tick is to meet one. So he visits the imprisoned Ted Bundy, one of the most notorious serial killers in American history. The detective has his resolve tested as he gets a disturbing insight into the murderous mind, but when the information Bundy provides assists the hunt for the Green River Killer the detective perseveres. Eventually he builds a twisted relationship with Bundy which forces the detective to confront his own psychological demons before he finally comes face to ...Written by
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The concept of the incarcerated Ted Bundy assisting police with the investigation of the Green River Killer inspired author Thomas Harris during research for his novel 'The Silence of the Lambs'. See more »
Twenty years pass between the initial investigation and the final capture of the Green River killer, yet none of the characters appear to age at all, including a teenager. See more »
Since the early 2000s there's been a glut of straight-to-video offerings based on real serial killers. I think at this point every infamous American murderer has had their mug slapped on a DVD cover. Bundy especially! Most of the movies play fast and loose with the facts and many end up being pretty sleazy low-budget horror flicks which make you feel like you want to shower after seeing them. This is a very modestly budgeted entry in the serial killer genre but in giving it a chance I found it to be a surprisingly adequate documentary-style drama which tries to stick to the facts about the Green River Killer. One of the drawbacks of that approach is you get a talky film without much action but the horrifying moments which show the evil of the killers are effectively done. The sorority house murder by Bundy is particularly well executed. At times the movie's determination to not be overly sensational makes the tone a bit tepid but I could overlook the duller moments because overall it gives a fairly solid rundown of the facts as well as a realistic depiction of an obsessed cop whose out of his depth dealing with two serial killers. Flawed for sure but not bad at all.
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