The madness of The Killer Inside Me has been unleashed online. Casey Affleck stars as Lou Ford, a duplicitous rage filled Texas Sheriff’s deputy who finds himself twisted up in a bloody caper. Director Michael Winterbottom’s film is based on a 1952 novel of the same name written by Jim Thompson. The late great Stanley Kubrick worked with Thompson on the 1956 heist noir movie The Killing, and touted The Killer Inside Me as “the most chilling and believable first–person story of a criminally warped mind I have ever encountered.” Personally, I’ve always found stories set between the 1940’s and late 1960’s that examine the true grimy nature of humanity to be intriguing. That time frame always seemed to be presented with a false veneer of purity. Though there always lurked some vague destructive beast underneath the innocence of that era. Films like Shutter Island and Revolutionary Road have been remarkable ruminations of the hyperbole and hypocrisy of humanity in those years, and The Killer Inside Me appears to follow the trend. The Killer Inside Me stars Casey Affleck, Jessica Alba and Kate Hudson.
Check out the trailer and the poster after the jump.
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Here’s the official synopsis:
From director Michael Winterbotton comes THE KILLER INSIDE ME which has electrified audiences at the Sundance, Berlin and Tribeca Film Festivals. Based on the classic novel by legendary pulp writer Jim Thompson, THE KILLER INSIDE ME tells the story of handsome, unassuming small town sheriff’s deputy Lou Ford (Casey Affleck). A quiet charmer of his idyllic West Texas town, Ford has a simple life and a pretty girl (Kate Hudson) to come home to. But when the job brings him face to face with a gorgeous prostitute (Jessica Alba) on the edge of town, Ford’s fragile world cracks – unbridling his own dark urges. In THE KILLER INSIDE ME’S blacker–than–noir universe, nothing is ever what it seems. From the acclaimed director of A MIGHTY HEART and 24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE, THE KILLER INSIDE ME is a thrill–ride that Stanley Kubrick called “the most chilling and believable first–person story of a criminally warped mind I have ever encountered.”
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