Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Alphabet Killer (2008) - Quick Review

The Alphabet Killer (2008) - Dir. by Rob Schmidt

In Rochester, a pre-teen girl is abducted, raped, and murdered. Detective Megan Paige investigates: she works long hours obsessively, and soon she's seeing visions of the dead girl. The FBI profiles the killer as a spontaneous drifter, lucky not to get caught; Megan thinks he's local and a methodical planner. She notes that the victim's first and last names and the place the body was left start with "C." When a second murder follows the same pattern, Megan is vindicated, but her obsessions get the best of her, and her mental state impedes her work. With the help of medication, therapy, and a friend, can she regain her equilibrium and catch the alphabet killer? Written by

The movie is based on the double initial killings that took place in Rochester during the 70's

The movie starts off strong. The first 15 minutes are a pretty good way to get me interested in the story. Then it is all down hill from there. The rest of the movie is slow, boring, and downright annoying. Eliza Dushku's horrible acting really drives the movie into the ground, and the twist isn't much of a twist at all, and it is actually really silly. When it comes down to it, even Eliza Dushku topless couldn't save this film.

Entertainment Value: 3/10 Wheelchairs
Cinematic Value: 3/10 Wheelchairs


Andrew Green said...

Yeah, this one was pretty terrible, wasn't it?
The topless scene still makes it worthy of a rental, though.

Simon said...

I liked Dushku for five minutes in this one scene in the finale of Dollhouse...