Killer Triple: Bundy Ed Gein Hillside Strangler

22/10/2007
  |  Buy to Own: 22/10/2007
  |  270 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Triple bill of films about notorious serial killers. 'Bundy' (2002), is a docu-drama directed by Matthew Bright, based on the chilling true story of one of America's most notorious serial killers, Ted Bundy. A handsome, intelligent and well-spoken law student, Bundy did not fit neatly into the serial killer stereotype, which may explain why the police took so long to track him down. Before he was finally executed by electric chair in Florida in 1989, Bundy confessed to killing 28 women across the states of Washington, Utah, Colorado and Florida - but some say he may in fact have been responsible for over 30 and possibly nearer 100 murders. This film dramatises his life from his early college years, through his gruesome and increasingly reckless life of crime, his capture, his escape from jail (twice), his trial, conviction, and finally his execution. In 'Ed Gein' (2001), the simple farmer living a quiet life in the backwater rural community of Plainfield, Wisconsin in the late '50s, is faced with devastating loneliness following the death of his Bible-obsessed mother. Ed starts to act on the orders of the violent voices in his head, in the process becoming America's first serial killer. Soon engaged in violent behaviour such as cannibalism, head-shrinking and furnishing his home with human remains, Ed is drawn into town in a search for female victims. 'The Hillside Strangler' (2004), is an unflinching serial killer thriller based on the disturbing case of two murderous cousins, Kenneth Bianchi (C. Thomas Howell) and Angelo Buonno (Nicholas Turturro), whose brutally sadistic killing spree held the state of California in a reign of terror for two years between 1977 and 1979. After failing to make their fortune by pimping, the pair set out to get their revenge on LA's prostitutes by teaming up to routinely torture and kill them in the most brutal and gruesome ways imaginable.