Tuesday, June 18, 2013

B.T.K. (2008)

Director: Michael Feifer

Starring: Kane Hodder, Amy Lyndon, Odessa Rae, Cara Sigmund, Caia Coley, John Burke, Dru Ashcroft, Sarah Shoup, Nino Simon, Kelsey McCann, Bob Arnold

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Bind. Torture. Kill.

Plot: A middle-aged man who is a leader in his church and works as a compliance officer for the city acts out his need for power and control by choosing to prey on and murder innocent people. He is quickly deemed the "B.T.K” killer by the police as his modus operandi is to bind, torture and then kill his victims.

My rating: 6/10

Will I watch it again?  No.

Last year I went through a spate of serial killer movies based on actual events of guys like Dahmer, Ted Bundy, Dennis Rader, etc.  I doubt there is much in this direct-to-video/made-for-TV movie that's factual but I'm not that picky.  Just entertain me.  Kane Hodder does a pretty good job.  I was impressed.  I met the guy at a con last year and he looked nothing like he does in this picture.  In B.T.K. he looks like an average Joe, killin' folks on the side because that's how he gets his kicks.  There are at least a couple of scenarios that play out with some real tension but the rest of the kills are presented somewhat by the numbers.  The detectives looked like they stepped off an episode of CSI: PIck a City (and acted like it, too).  They weren't well written or performed. The real star of the show is Hodder.  If you dig this guy's work, you're going to want to see this.  If you're looking for what really happened with Dennis Rader, you'll have to go elsewhere. Try any number of documentaries because there doesn't appear to be anything more than lots of fabrication conjured up to make a so-so movie.

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