Confessions of a Serial Killer

Confessions of a Serial Killer

Mark Blair (1987)

95min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Savage yet brilliant, this minor masterpiece will inevitably be compared to the similar Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, made around the same time. In police custody, serial killer Daniel Ray Hawkins (extremely well-played by Robert A Burns) begins a series of confessions about his life and crimes. The flaw in this narrative device (we know Hawkins will eventually be caught) is outweighed by the movie's virtues, which include gritty location shooting that lends a kind of cinéma vérité feel to the proceedings. Director Mark Blair makes each murder horrifying to watch, conveying the pain and struggle of the victims, yet somehow suggesting more violence than is actually seen.

Cast & Crew

Daniel Ray Hawkins Robert A Burns
Moon Lawton Dennis Hill
Sheriff Will Gaines Berkley Garrett
Molly Sidney Brammer
Monica DeeDee Norton
Doctor Earl Krivics Ollie Handley
Doris Demp Toney
Karen Grimes Eleese Lester
Director Mark Blair
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video and DVD