Thursday, May 6, 2010

We are the Sprocket Holes vol. 140

Impressive First Trailer For Winterbottom's Controversial THE KILLER INSIDE ME

by Todd Brown, May 5, 2010 2:22 PM

Michael Winterbottom's The Killer Inside Me has been raising a storm of controversy on the festival circuit thanks to some scenes of brutal violence against women - Jessica Alba, in particular - but also winning a lot of praise. Winterbottom is splitting people, here, and that is often a sign that something interesting is going on. Needless to say, I've been curious. Winterbottom is fantastic when he's on his game, the cast here is equally fantastic and the early images have all been strong.

And now the first trailer has come along. It keeps the harsher images resolutely off screen - which pleases me as those shouldn't really be a selling point - while creating an incredibly compelling picture of the film. Yeah, I'm hooked.

Based on the novel by legendary pulp writer Jim Thompson, Michael Winterbottom's THE KILLER INSIDE ME tells the story of handsome, charming, unassuming small town sheriff's deputy Lou Ford.

Lou has a bunch of problems. Woman problems. Law enforcement problems. An ever-growing pile of murder victims in his West Texas jurisdiction. And the fact he's a sadist, a psychopath, a killer. Suspicion begins to fall on Lou, and it's only a matter of time before he runs out of alibis.

But in Thompson's savage, bleak, blacker than noir universe nothing is ever what it seems, and it turns out that the investigators pursuing him might have a secret of their own.

here's Bloody Disgusting's write-up.

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