Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Deadly Manhunt (2001)

Director: Joe Wiecha

Starring: Paul John Knowles

More info: Wikipedia

Plot: This made for TV documentary
covers the last few days of Paul John Knowles, a serial killer responsible for 18-35 lives.

My rating: 7/10

Will I watch it again? Maybe.

I like it when I come across a serial killer I'm not familiar with. This guy seems like a killer of desperation and convenience more than anything. The strength of this film lies in chronicling his last few days before being stopped as he's being chased through Florida by the fuzz. It's an even-handed mix of interviews with the authorities and victims's families with reinactments. It's about an hour and a half long and although they do a fantastic job of chronicling his final run from the law they do very little in digging into his background and the people he murdered prior to this incident. The mention it but there isn't much time spent on it. If they had taken the time and care to present a more complete picture of this guy's life and activities this would be a sure-fire home run. It's still worthy of tracking down and watching despite that.

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