"THE KILLER INSIDE ME may be the darkest film noir ever made"
-Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
The haunting new film THE KILLER INSIDE ME has been on our minds for months now. It inspired some controversial write-ups after its screenings at the Sundance, Berlin, and Tribeca Festivals, and once we saw it we couldn't forget it. After some wrangling, we're finally able to bring this film to Austin the way it deserves, with some late night screenings all throughout next week. It's the perfect after-dinner film, played during the dark hours when good seems boring and bad seems...well, not so bad.
THE KILLER INSIDE ME tells the story of a small-town Texas Deputy Sheriff who's got evil inside him that is just itching to get out. He walks the streets with a quiet cool, a sophisticated but distant man who is gentle but harbors the violence of a serial killer. Although his sadism was dormant for many years, the film begins with the resurfacing of his "sickness," and his life begins to shake up.
Based on the notorious pulp novel by America's dime-store Dostoyevsky Jim Thompson, THE KILLER INSIDE is a brutal and fantastic new film starring the dreamy-yet-menacing Casey Affleck. Directed by Michael Winterbottom, the director famous for controversial but beautiful films like TRISTRAM SHANDY: A COCK AND BULL STORY, 9 SONGS, WONDERLAND, and 24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE, and also starring Jessica Alba and Kate Hudson, the film is a neo-noir with a calculated and striking tone unlike any film this year.
At the premiere at Sundance, this psycho-sexual drama drew controversy when many audience members, including the film's star Jessica Alba, walked out of the screening due to the graphic violence. You've been warned.
Come see THE KILLER INSIDE ME at the Alamo South Lamar starting Friday and playing all week around 10pm. It'll give you the creeps, but in a good way.