The Alphabet Killer (2008)

“Mostly the job is to ask questions. The frustrating part, the part that drives you crazy, is that the people you really want to talk to are dead. ” – Megan Paige

Number of Times Seen – Twice (21 Dec 2008 and 9 May 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A detective with mental issues tries to unravel a mystery about a serial killer in the area.

My Take on it – Really boring and inconsequential thriller that never manages to find its footing.

The cast is completely wasted here and having Cary Elwes, Michael Ironside, Timothy Hutton and Eliza Dushku in prominent roles is a pity because none of them is given enough to do.

It’s unfortunate that this is the way that a real story has been documented because it makes very little sense in all that it attempts to do here.

The story fails to move forward at a gripping pace and instead it all drags along too much for its own good.

This is a story that feels as if it has so much wasted potential in so many aspects because there seems to be a great thriller hidden under this mess of a movie.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – While filming portions of the movie in Spencerport, New York, a box truck from the production company pulled down two electrical poles with transformers attached to them. Subsequently, a car was set on fire but was not able to be put out with water until the electricity was turned off. 11 residents were displaced from their homes and offered hotel accommodation by the production company. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (3/10)


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