Some object to the comedic tone of this film but I like it. They also have problems with the narrator who pops in and out of the movie--but to those of us who remember the heyday of Geraldo Rivera, it's like old home week. This is undoubtedly the most accurate film made to date about Ed Gein upon whom such divergent films as PSYCHO and TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE were based.
Peter Jackson directed and co-wrote this film based on the real life Parker--Hulme case in Christchurch, New Zealand. Kate Winslet stars as a girl who plots with her friend to kill her mother when she threatens to break up their relationship. There's a very strong fantasy element in the film and in their relationship as well, which also has overtones of lesbianism which concerned Parker's mother.
The harrowing story of a schizophrenic who upon his release searches for his daughter, all the while he's being hunted by a police detective who believes him to be a child killer intent upon murdering the child. After seeing this film you'll have some inkling of what it must feel like to be schizophrenic. A must see.
How I wish I had seen this one on the big screen! The interior of a serial killer's mind has never looked this intriguing, and Vincent D'Onofrio is somehow alternately creepy as hell and oddly sympathetic as the killer.
Arsonist Anthony Perkins has just been released from a psychiatric hospital when he encounters pretty cheerleader Tuesday Weld who he desperately wants to impress. She falls for his fantastic stories of his career as a covert agent with the F.B.I. and the next thing you know things are going very wrong. A must see dark comedy that was remade with (ugh) Vince Vaughn?!
Peter Lorre stars as a child murder who has been eluding the police in this Fritz Lang classic, and it isn't until the Criminal Underworld gets involved in the search for him that things begin to happen.
Kenneth led a lonely life until he bought anatomically correct and outrageously lifelike Nikki, in fact she changed his life and made a new man out of him. So much so that Lisa noticed him at last! Unfortunately, Nikki was a little TOO lifelike.
William Finley stars as the horribly disfigured composer who sells his soul to Paul Williams for a chance to have his music performed by Phoenix, the love of his life. A funny celebration of glam rock.
The second most accurate film about Eddie, and should not to be confused with the film ED GEIN; THE BUTCHER OF PLAINSFIELD which turned Gein into just another warmed up version of Leatherface or Jason.
Films from New Zealand are rarely mundane, they're always a bit odd, and this one is no exception. It seems to be just another delusional serial killer trying to manipulate a psychiatrist ordered to evaluate him, but there's more to it than that.
Based on the true case of the Soviet Union's most proliic serial killer--he liked children, but would settle for the mentally handicapped. Stephen Rae star as the cop/medical examiner who attempts to track him down.