Anamorph (2008)



Critic Consensus: Thin on plot but heavy on academic references, Anamorph proves more derivative than terrifying.

Movie Info

A haunted New York City detective must delve into his dark past in order to stop a serial killer whose highly artistic modus operandi seems uncannily similar to that of a madman who stalked the city streets five years prior. When reclusive detective Stan Aubray (Willem Dafoe) gunned down the man suspected of being the "Uncle Eddie" murderer, he thought his nightmare had come to an end. But now a new crop of victims has begun to turn up, each bearing the distinctive mark of the maniac whom … More

Rating: R (for distributing grisly images, some violence and language)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Henry Miller, Tom Phelan, H.S. Miller
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 9, 2008
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as Sandy

as Brainard

as Alexandra Fredericks

as Killer

as Neighbor

as Young Woman

as Teenage Check Out Gi...

as Heavy-Set Detective

as Stone-Faced Detectiv...

as Diner Waitress

as Medical Examiner

as Uptight Woman

as Antique Store Owner

as Ect Technician

as Actor, Jeff Sarno

as Profiler

as Reporter #1

as Reporter #2

as Gallery Owner

as Forensic Technician

as Detective #1

as Detective #2

as Board Member

as Moderator

as Stunt Coordinator

as Stan Stunt Double

as Killer Stunt Double

as Stunt Driver

as Stand in for Mr. Daf...

as Stand in for Mr. Spe...

as Heavy-Set Detective

as Female Student

as Jorge "George" Ruiz
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Critic Reviews for Anamorph

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (9)

Director H.S. Miller thinks he's made something broodingly visionary when you're more likely to be aesthetically shaken up by one of Mad magazine's Fold-Ins.

Full Review… | May 2, 2008
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

A serial-killer flick told like an art lecture, Anamorph manages to be gruesome yet dull.

Full Review… | April 18, 2008
New York Post
Top Critic

The long shadow of David Fincher's Seven falls on Anamorph, a moody, ultimately unexciting thriller.

Full Review… | April 18, 2008
New York Daily News
Top Critic

The atmosphere created by director H.S. Miller is gothic, tortured, stylized yet tinged with a classicist's sense of composition, symmetry and, yes, perspective.

Full Review… | April 18, 2008
Top Critic

Wears its influences...a little too heavily on its sleeve. But it does effectively convey a lingering sense of dread that can't be easily dismissed.

April 18, 2008
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

The serial killer in Anamorph shows promise, even if some of his best moves are derivative. The same is true of the film's director.

April 18, 2008
New York Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Anamorph


I like a good murder mystery as much as the next person, but this one is hard to watch.

I like it when movies let you draw your own conclusions, but in this movie, the leads are just so obscure, and the killer's motives only seems to be to make a confusing movie for the movie-going public out there. Saying that, I probably would watch it again, just to see if it makes sense the second time.

Red Lats

Super Reviewer

The anamorphic art was nice, but the film itself was a bit too blurry and vague for my taste. Perhaps I should've been more alert to get more out of it.

vieras esine

Super Reviewer


It's truly a weak, slow and miserable little thriller, the cocept is interesting but the material is weak and dosent deserve the great talents of Willem Dafoe, Scott Speedman and Peter Storemare

Al S

Super Reviewer

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