Serial Killer Movies F-O

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The following article is the second part of a three-part list of films featuring serial killers. I’ve deliberately avoided movies concerning ‘spree killers’, ‘obsessed fans’, and movies that contain supernatural elements. It is not intended to be a complete list nor terribly insightful, but a simple rundown of the best, worst and most interesting serial killer titles to be found, and I thank both Wikipedia and the Internet Movie Database for assisting my research. I … Continue reading

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Film Review: Nail Gun Massacre (1985)

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SYNOPSIS: After a group of construction workers rape a young woman a crazed killer wearing a motorcycle helmet starts killing them off with a nail gun. Is the killer the woman seeking revenge on those who wronged her, someone connected to her, or someone completely unrelated? REVIEW: What do you get when you cross The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (use of a power tool), I Spit on Your Grave (someone seeking revenge for someone being raped), … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mountaintop Motel Massacre (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: After accidentally killing her daughter, the already mentally unstable Evelyn (who runs an old rundown motel in the middle of nowhere) goes completely nuts and decides to kill off all of the guests who are staying at her motel. REVIEW: My cousin Dana told me about this movie when I was about 11 or 12 and after hearing her talk about how much ass it kicked I couldn’t wait to see it. I have … Continue reading

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Film Review: Destroyer (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: Sadistic murderer and rapist Ivan Moser was sentenced to die in the electric chair but during his execution a riot breaks out and the power cuts off, leaving his fate a mystery. Almost two years later a film crew arrives at the now abandoned prison to shoot a women in prison film. Unfortunately someone starts killing off the cast and crew once filming begins and he is determined not to stop until everyone has … Continue reading

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Film Review: Night Ripper (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: Someone is going around brutally murdering young female models. The only connection between the victims seems to be that they have all had pictures taken by the same photographer at the same photo studio. As the dead bodies continue to pile up the police can’t help but wonder if someone who works at the studio is responsible for the murders. Is it the guy that owns the studio, his weird business partner, the angry … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Burning (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: A former summer camp caretaker, horribly burned from a prank gone wrong, lurks around an upstate New York summer camp bent on killing the teenagers responsible for his disfigurement. REVIEW: 1981′s “The Burning” was something of a “Missing” movie for a long time. Although it did get a small theatrical release back in the day, it was not a commercial success though strangely enough it was a minor critical one. It’s reputation as a … Continue reading

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Killer clown, Penny Pockets, returns to “Midnight Hour”

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Fans of the cult hit TV series, “Lee Martin’s The Midnight Hour” will remember the show’s season three finale which aired last August—the diabolical tale of Penny Gillespie (Lisa Mueller), whose mind unhinged when her cheating hubby’s negligence caused their baby’s death, sending Penny on a vengeful homicidal spree as clown-for-hire, “Penny Pockets.” Now Penny is back and deadly as ever in the follow-up, “Scream! Scream, Little Sara!” which picks up six months after the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Scalps (1983)

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SYNOPSIS:  A group of college students go on an archeological dig at an ancient Indian burial ground (great idea there guys) hoping to find some Native American artifacts. While they are digging around they end up disturbing an evil spirit who wastes no time in possessing one of them. Of course the now possessed student goes on a killing spree, slaughtering his fellow classmates on the dig with him. Will any of them survive or … Continue reading

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Film Review: Terror Train (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of college students decide to celebrate their last year of college together by having a costume party aboard a train on New Year’s Eve. Unfortunately the victim of one of their pranks that went horribly wrong (do any of them ever end with someone not dying or being physically/mentally scarred for life?) has decided to join them, and the only thing on his mind is revenge. As the killer goes on a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Edge of the Axe (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: People in a small town are being hacked to pieces with an axe by someone wearing a creepy white mask. Law enforcement in the area is basically clueless as to who is behind the murders so a young computer whiz named Gerald and his sort of girlfriend Lillian try to solve the mystery themselves. Will they find out the person’s true identity and stop him before he kills again? REVIEW: I really enjoyed this … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hospital Massacre (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: When Susan was a little girl a mentally unstable boy gave her a valentine card. When he sees her laughing at it he snaps and kills one of her friends. Nineteen years later Susan is grown and has an appointment at a hospital with her doctor to pick up a medical report. Unfortunately for her the boy that she laughed at is at the hospital as well, and he still hasn’t gotten over the … Continue reading

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Film Review: He Knows You’re Alone (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: A crazed killer is going around murdering brides-to-be and anyone associated with them that are unlucky enough to get in his way. As he stalks his latest victim (a young lady named Amy who isn’t certain that she actually wants to go through with the wedding as she is having more than just a few doubts) the detective who is obsessed with the murders is hot on his trail. Will the detective be able … Continue reading

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Film Review: Alone in the Dark (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: Four homicidal maniacs escape from an insane asylum when a black out causes the state of the art security system keeping them locked up malfunctions. After killing some staff members of the asylum they head toward their new psychiatrist’s house (who they want to kill as they think that he murdered the psychiatrist that he replaced), killing anyone unlucky enough to get in their way. The psychiatrist and his family barricade themselves inside their … Continue reading

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Film Review: XII (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Judge. Jury. Executioner. A convicted felon named Leonard Karlsson is released on parole after years of imprisonment, but not before the other inmates attack him and horribly scar his face. Once free, he begins a horrific series of murders seeking revenge on the twelve jurors who convicted him. One by one, he tortures and strips his victims of their faces. In a small southwestern American town, the remaining, surviving jurors race to escape their … Continue reading

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Film Review: Madman (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: Sitting around the campfire, a camp counselor tells the campers about the story of Madman Marz, a mean-spirited famer who went nuts one night years ago and slaughtered his entire family. He was supposedly killed by an angry mob as a result, but his dead body disappeared as if it just got up and walked away. The legend goes that he still lurks about in the woods by the campground, and if you call … Continue reading

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Updated info for BEFORE THE MASK

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BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON was arguably one of the best, most original horror movies of the last decade. You can count me in as agreeing with that one. I still find myself tossing in the DVD from time to time. Great movie that just never quite got the love it deserved and news of a second film in the series has been circulating for the last few years. So, last weekend … Continue reading

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