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Actors: Sean Thomas, Christopher Stapleton, Robert Sisko
Director: Rick Bitzelberger
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
R     2008     1hr 28min

Genre: Horror Rating: R Release Date: 25-NOV-2008 Media Type: DVD


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Actors: Sean Thomas, Christopher Stapleton, Robert Sisko
Director: Rick Bitzelberger
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Lions Gate
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 11/25/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 28min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: Spanish

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Member Movie Reviews

Tamara B. (ladycat713) from BELMONT, MS
Reviewed on 10/7/2009...
Just from watching a small bit while flipping channels I can tell you this is not historically accurate.

List of obvious inaccuracies seen in that time

Cellphones were not around in 1973 when he was captured.

Kemper is (he's still alive and doing life which is an incredibly creepy fact) 6 feet 9 inches tall. I can however understand the difficulty in finding someone that tall to play him.

He did not have to be hunted down and captured. After killing his mother and her friend he started to run but heard about the killing of his mother and her friend on the radio and became discouraged (possibly because of the difficulty of a guy his size blending in and hiding in the general population) .He stopped the car, called the police and confessed to murdering his mother and waited inside his car to be arrested.

I just believe that if a movie is based on a real crimes and named after the real criminal it should be more accurate.

1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

A "thriller" you'll see it coming a mile away...
Jason | Backwater, Alabama | 06/22/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Ed Kemper (Robert Sisko), an oddball, 40-something recluse who lives with his mother, has serious insight when it comes to solving crimes. Picture a bad Harvey Keitel impersonator with significantly less passion, mixed with an insane person who loves to hear himself speak. His mother is a foul-mouthed, chain-smoking, horror movie-watching wench who thinks her son is a waste of life. Ed teams up with a detective named Tom to solve a recent rash of murdered young women.

Aside from Sisko's performance, this movie pretty much stinks. Sisko is compelling as a twisted, jaded mind who suffers from a deep-seeded history of abuse. He appears to believe his ramblings, and without his character, Tom is as worthless as an elevator in an outhouse.

Some aspects of this film are so rehashed that I'd call it plagiarism. And the others are so hackneyed that they are comical at times. The worst part, however, is that every scene transition feels like one from a drama on Telemundo:

Character #1: Dramatic line
Character #2: Incredibly obvious, not so dramatic attempt at a dramatic reply
"Spooky" music: Duh duh duh duuuuuuuh

Given that the major clue in cracking the case ends up being a collage, it's fitting that this movie is essentially a collage of several, better made horror movies. It's the abusive mother and insane son relationship of Psycho, the detectives who use classic literature to solve the crimes of a self-delusional madman of Se7en, and the helpful non-police force assistant to local detectives of The Bone Collector.

This is a definite low-ball, B-level suspense thriller. It's not that interesting or original, and I'd recommend passing it by for several of the other worthwhile selections in the Walmart five dollar bin."
Total doo doo
Paul Bystedt | USA | 04/10/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Kemper was a psycho killer who beheaded collage girls, had sex with their bodies and cut them open and played with their inards. This crap movie makes him seem like an intellectual person with issues."
Great Buy
D. Mays | 08/25/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am extremely satisfied with this purchase. I used it for a class I taught, and the class loved it. It help provide insight into a truly disturbing time."