I'm currently reading Stephen Thrower's 'Nightmare USA' and thought people might find the checklist interesting.
Confessions of a Serial Killer
Step inside the mind of a killer.
After being arrested, a Texas man begins confessing to the brutal murder of over 200 women. He recounts his random selection of victims and his traveling companions, his friend and friend's sister. But the police can't be sure whether to believe him or not until he locates a body and shows them some polaroids. Based on the true story of Henry Lee Lucas.
Ignore the SILENCE OF THE LAMBS-style DVD art. CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL KILLER is a film modeled after the story of Henry Lee Lucas, with Robert A. Burns, forever known as the art director for THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE in the role. What's interesting is that CONFESSIONS preceded John McNaughton's HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER, and as seedy and exploitative as it is, is pretty effective in its own right.
That's mostly thanks to Burns' naturalistic and unsettling performance, as Daniel Ray Hawkins, a man for which killing is like breathing. Writer/director Mark Blair makes some mistakes, but he also does quite well at keep a foreboding mood throughout this one, where a happy ending just isn't possible.
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