Albert Fish (2007)





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One of the most notorious deviants in the history of crime is profiled in H.H. Holmes director John Borowski's docudrama-style account of the reprehensible transgressions of cannibalistic child murderer and molester Albert Fish. His dark rampage fueled by distorted interpretations of Biblical tales, Fish ritualistically tortured and murdered scores of children in Depression-era New York before being arrested by authorities and executed for his crimes in 1936.
Documentary , Drama , Horror , Special Interest
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Oto Brezina
as Albert Fish
Bob Dunsworth
as Fredric Wertham, M.D.
Harvey Fisher
as Albert Fish
Derek Gaspar
as Young Albert Fish
Nathan Hall
as Kedden
Cooney Horvath
as Jesus Christ
Donna Rawlins
as Mrs. McDonnell
Garrett Shriver
as St. Sebastian/Isaac
Kasey Skinner
as Grace Budd
Ronni Trankel
as Grace Budd
Nathan Hall
as Kedden
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As confused as I am about whether I think this docudrama is good or bad, I simply can't stop watching it because, for 1, Fish is one of my all time favorite killers, and for 2, the guy that does Fish's voice overs are hilarious. If you're looking for something good to watch while drinking with a few friends, this is probably it, because as horrible as this man was, this docudrama couldn't make me stop giggling.

Branches Partycat
Branches Partycat

Albert Fish was arrested in the 1930s for murdering and eating a young girl after taking her from her home under the pretense of taking her to a niece's party. He later was blamed for numerous child abuses and murders, which according to this film her perpetrated in order to fulfill his sick sadistic fantasies which were related to his interpretation of the Bible. The film does not dispute the fact that Fish was a very sick man. But it seems a little too willing to stage reenactments of his lesser depravities, including whipping a teenage boy and self-flagellation. Fish's interpretation of scripture and his possible need to save these children from the depravity of sex and adulthood by making them martyrs is an interesting theory that the director is more than happy to hit the audience over the head with over and over. The effect of the film is to not only explain Fish's compulsions but to humanize him and attempt to lay the blame on society and religion instead of the man himself. Among the reenactments and still photographs are interspersed interviews with "performance artist" Joe Coleman and an author who attempts to present the psychological reasoning behind Fish's acts. The author comes of flat and Joe, who owns Fish's original confession letter to his last victim's mother (and has no qualms about the fact that he basically stole it), argues that "society gets the serial killers it deserves." His admiration for Fish is obvious and perhaps a little over-the top: I felt like the entire interview was a performance piece. I feel like I need a shower after watching this.

Amy D.
Amy D.

it wasn't that bad but i've seen enough albert fish documentaries to get bored with em they need to make a movie soon

chris scott
chris scott

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