Surprisingly Well Done
Amy Lynn | Pennsylvania United States | 01/13/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I wasnt expecting much from these films.I know Bundy played in his hometown when it was released but i think the others went straight to video. This set features 3 Dvd's. Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy and Ed Gein.
Dahmer Review- One man 17 Bodies , 957 Years , His story is finally told. This Dvd stars Jeremy Renner as Jeffrey Dahmer. He gives an excellent performance as a teenage Dahmer and Young man. Dahmer dares to explore the truth of a man many called an abomination of nature. These Dvds are inspired by life events. This dvd will take you into the twisted personal pain that led him to do some of the most extreme cases of human cruelty. This one was well acted but i was hoping for more information at the end. The begining was great, describing Jeffrey's early years but i was hoping they would show where they found the bodies at the end and maybe a bit of the trial. But other than that its good.
Ted Bundy- Charismatic and Handsome but a monster inside. Starring Michael Reilly Burke who does a fantastic job as The young Republican Serial Killer Bundy. I almost believed it was the real Bundy. Bundy was virtually Undetectable and changed the mass murderer profile forever. Step inside the mind of the psychotic madman and ask yourself, if it were to happen again would you seem him coming?
Ed Gein- ''Before there was the term serial killer, there was ''Ed''. This one was horrific. After seeing this video I always wondered why Eddie Gein was considered one of the most gruesome serial killers in history. After all he killed only 2, which wouldn't make him a serial killer since 3 is the lucky number. Just the overall weirdness and the extremes he went to is disturbing. He is a truly unique serial killer. He is the inspiration for Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Psycho and other horror movies. The things he did and the extent of his weirdness is unparalleled by most. The story looks back on Ed's Life and contains some real clips from when Ed was caught back in the 1950's. Ed is played by Steve Railsback who gives an excellent and haunting performance as Ed. The mother of Ed, Carrie Snodgress was great as well. Noone will ever forget the True Story Of Ed Gein.
Recomended for True Crime lovers or anyone interested in learning more about their lives, Why they did what they did or
who they were I highly Recomend these DVD'S. Enjoy."
More of a dramatized biography
Ashley Pearson | 06/12/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you're looking for a slash and gash horror movie, you're not going to get this here. It recollects on Dahmer's killing history. I would definitely recommend this movie if you have some sort of fascination with Jeffrey. I think they casted very well, the acting was good assuming it was low budget, and they did a really good job with the settings. All and all it was a great movie for any serial killer fan, but isn't really something for someone who wants a horror movie."
Good effort, fine acting...
R. Gawlitta | Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA | 09/13/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I am a resident of Milwaukee, and remember very well the shock and awe of the Dahmer discoveries. For this reason, and that it received some prestigious nominations at the Indie Spirit awards, I was compelled to rent it. Indeed, the performances are fine, including those nominated actors Jeremy Ronner (Jeff) and Artel Kayaru (Rodney). Director David Jacobson wanted to explore the mind of a serial killer without gore or blood, and he is to be commended. His attempt to humanize Dahmer is admirable, though the film lacks focus. As I know it, Dahmer was diabolical in his methods, a lot more than the film shows. He had vats of acid in his apartment to aid in his disposal of bodies. The film left off at a time when his killing spree was at its peak (hoping for a sequel?), and there was no indication of his capture and trial and eventual incarceration on charges of mental instability (Duh). NOTE: The smell in the apt buiding was so bad, they finally tore it down. As an Indie, it was fine in handling this atrocious subject with dignity and true quality. As history, you can only be left baffled and confused. One of his victims, Joe Bradehoff, was my friend. I can understand why he might've been taken in by Dahmer's charm and smarm; Dahmer was a lot more good-looking than Mr. Renner. It's enough to give gay people a bad name. God forbid!"