Sunday, June 17, 2012

Serial Killer Movies

Serial Killers have been explored a lot in Hollywood movies.Some movies were based on real life serial killers,while others were superbly portrayed work of fiction.Hollywood has profited a lot in these serial killer murder mystery movies:). Also it is one of the favourite genres for a lot of movie watchers:). Here's bringing you a list of some of the serial killer movies i liked:).




The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Undoubtedly, one of the best movies ever made and definitely the best serial killer movie ever made,Silence of the Lambs is a treat to watch:). Here, a young FBI cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer (Dr. Hannibal Lector) to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.This movie has everything you expect in a movie:). It has an excellent script:),especially the conversations between Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lector are just mind-blowing.Direction is superb as well:). Jodie Foster is superb in her portrayal of Clarice Staring:). But the most exceptional performance comes from Anthony Hopkins as the smart and manipulative Hannibal Lector:). This is definitely one of the best performances you will ever see:). This is definitely one of the best movies ever made:). Don't miss this one,if you haven't seen it yet:).

Genre:- Thriller.
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Won 5 Oscars (Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Director, Best Picture, Best Writing-Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)
2 Other Nominations (Best Film Editing, Best Sound)
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored.Has great pace:).
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Se7en (1995)
Se7en is a superbly directed murder mystery movie:). Here, Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his modus operandi.What works for the movie is its superb direction.Director David Fincher successfully manages to give a dark feel to the movie,which keeps the audience involved throughout:). Both Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt play their parts really well.This is a really good movie to watch,if you like murder mysteries or serial killer movies:).

Genre:- Mystery, Thriller.
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Nominated for Oscar (Best Film Editing).
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored.Has really good pace:).
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Sea of Love (1989)
Sea of Love is a well made murder mystery movie:). Here, a detective investigating a series of murders becomes involved with a woman who may be the culprit.This movie basically works because of the superb chemistry shared between the lead pairs Al Pacino and Ellen Barkin:).Al Pacino once again does a great job playing his character with tremendous energy:). Do watch this one if you like serial killer movies, especially if you are a Pacino fan:).



Genre:- Mystery, Thriller.
Bore Meter:-  Won't get bored.Has good pace:).
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From Hell (2001)
From Hell is a well made historic serial killer movie:). In this movie,set in Victorian Era London, a troubled clairvoyant police detective investigates the murders by Jack The Ripper.People who already knew about the stories of Jack The Ripper,or have watched some other movie about the same may not have liked this as much,but i liked it as i didn't know much about the topic:). Johnny Depp gives a good performance(as usual) as Inspector Frederick Abberline:). This is a good watch if you like murder mysteries and serial killer movies:).

Genre:- Mystery, Thriller.
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored.Has good pace:).
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Red Dragon (2002)
Red Dragon is the prequel to the 1991 Oscar winning movie Silence of The Lambs.Here, a retired FBI agent with psychological gifts is assigned to help track down "The Tooth Fairy", a mysterious serial killer; aiding him is imprisoned criminal genius Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter.Although very similar to Silence of The Lambs,the movie fails to reach the heights of the 1991 movie:(. Script isn't as tight as SOTL's.But what is consistent in both the movies is Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lector:),and he does a great job once again playing the manipulative killer superbly:).Although the movie may not be as good as SOTL,but still is a good watch if you like serial killer movies:).

Genre:- Mystery, Thriller.
Bore Meter:- Won't get bored.Has good pace:).
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