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When was the last good Serial Killer movie ?

Old 09-21-18, 07:25 PM
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When was the last good Serial Killer movie ?

I recently rewatched Se7en and watched Bone Collector for the first time

It dawned on me that there hasn't been a good serial killer movie for a while

What was the last high quality theatrically released serial killer movie ?
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Re: When was the last good Serial Killer movie ?

Zodiac (2007)?

Maybe a couple of the Saw sequels?

If you allow foreign films into the discussion, there have probably been some South Korean and French ones of more recent vintage.
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South Korea's put out a few good ones recently, check out I Saw the Devil (2010) or The Chaser (2008).
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I recently rewatched Se7en and watched Bone Collector for the first time

It dawned on me that there hasn't been a good serial killer movie for a while

What was the last high quality theatrically released serial killer movie ?
Zodiac was the first thing that popped into mind. Not a big budget movie but give Mindhunters on Netflix a watch. Great show.
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Re: When was the last good Serial Killer movie ?

Zodiac
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+1 for Zodiac
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Another vote for Zodiac.
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Old 09-21-18, 10:05 PM
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I'd say My Friend Dahmer.
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Old 09-21-18, 11:41 PM
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My Friend Dahmer and I Am Not A Serial Killer if that counts. I hear Creep is good.

Plus the series Mindhunter
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I’ve watched Zodiac several times and it has bored the shit out of me each time. It’s one of those movies that I really want to like but just don’t.
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Ask, why would they have a full table’s worth of those empty fruit cocktails? I get for the movie it’s a little gag to show that RDJ actually liked them after they were suggested, but wouldn’t the waiter have cleared the fucking table after each round?

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Old 09-22-18, 12:21 AM
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Agreed on Zodiac. Memories of Murder wasn't that recent, but that was also great. I think that one was a South Korean movie...Snowtown was also great, and I don't think it's that old...That one was extremely disturbing...Nothing Bad Can Happen is another extremely dark one...I think that was released by Drafthouse Films...
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Thanks guys, Zodiac, that is a decade ago

The genre really has died off
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Another vote for Zodiac. Great performances, atmospheric, like the period setting, and the case itself is rather interesting just for the fact that the identity of the Zodiac is one of the biggest unsolved mysteries in history.
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Fiction:Tony
Non-Fiction:Zodiac
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Old 09-22-18, 01:45 AM
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Big Bad Wolves...The Silence (ignore the rating the Blu-Ray got on this site...I can't believe it was panned and got only one-and-a-half stars...I would've given it four or even five, and every person I've shown it to has loved it, even though it is extremely disturbing)...Both great recent movies...

The Frozen Ground with John Cusack and Nicolas Cage is a pretty underrated serial killer movie that only came out a few years ago...

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Whatever the hell Lars von Triers latest movie is called...the one with Matt Dillon...That created quite a bit of controversy...
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Kind of fits.
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Thanks guys, Zodiac, that is a decade ago

The genre really has died off
I'm not sure if it's "died off," but the recent run of English language serial killer movies hasn't produced anything good. Just last year there was The Snowman, which was largely panned. In 2012, there was Alex Cross, which was supposed to launch a franchise, but failed. Wikipedia has a list, although I think many would be considered "slahser films" rather than "serial killer" films.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catego...l_killer_films

Meanwhile, on TV, both Hannibal and Bates Motel had good runs recently.
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Hollywood hasn't been churning these out lately but in the last 11 years a lot of other places in the world have.

Die Hölle (Cold Hell)
(2017) (Germany/Austria)
Hounds of Love (2016) (Australia)
Killers (2014) (Japan/Indonesia)
Big Bad Wolves (2013) (Israel)
Snowtown (The Snowtown Murders) (2011) (Australia)
I Saw The Devil (2010) (Korea)
The Silence (2010) (Germany)
The Chaser (2008) (Korea)
Tony (2009) (United Kingdom)
Memories of Murder (2003) (Korea)
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Has anyone watched the Red Riding trilogy? I’ve been meaning to check them out but haven’t gotten around to it yet.
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Star Wars: Episode III - The Revenge of the Sith (2005)
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I saw the devil is fucking awesome.
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Wolf Creek movies certainly qualify. And it's had two TV series, as well.
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