Diary of a Serial Killer (1997)





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An investigative journalist becomes intrigued by a serial killer after looking at the criminal's latest victim. In attempting to see the world through the eyes of the maniacal murderer, the reporter becomes so like him that he finds himself falsely accused of the murders. While he attempts to prove his innocence, the real psycho continues stalking his prey. This action-drama was a direct-to-video release.
R (adult situations/language, sex, violence)
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Ardustry Home Entertainment

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Gary Busey
as Nelson Keece
Arnold Vosloo
as Stefan
Michael Madsen
as Det. Haynes
Julia Campbell
as Juliette
Reno Wilson
as Det. Laroue
Mario Roberts
as Tough Guy
David Michaels
as Eric-Erica
as Dancer
Erica Yohn
as Mrs. Morris
Wendy Schumacher
as Bookstore Cashier
William Frankfather
as Officer Joe
Brian Blakely
as Station Cop
Jeff N. Strong
as Desk Sergeant
Mario Robert
as Tough Guy
Danny Kovacs
as Policeman
Dawn Landon
as Hot Dog Vendor
Michael Gabriel
as Juliette's Family at Park
Shawn McConnell
as Juliette's Family at Park
William Frankfurter
as Officer Joe
Brien Blakely
as Station Cop
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It's a bit slow and disappointing. There isn't a whole lot going on, and even the characters aren't that interesting. There are several familiar faces though. Very few thrills.

Wes Shad
Wes Shad

I enjoy films like this. I love the way they are shot, the stilted acting, the small town locations shot to look as though they are taking place in a larger location; usually films like this feature unknown actors but this film has genre staples Gary Busey and Michael madsen. Gary Busey has to be one of my favorite actors, and his perfomrance in this film does not disappoint. Busey plays a journalist named Keece who goes into deep cover when he writes his articles. In the past he became an alcoholic in order to get in experience what he was writing about. Now he has stumbled upon a serial killer who wants him to help write his memoirs. Madsen plays a homicide detective with a personal stake in the capture of the killer. There is a certain rainy-day quality to films like this one. And luckily there is really no shortage of them. This isn't to say that I indescrimnately enjoy bad film, because this in no way is really a bad film, rather, I think of it as a film with an accidental mood. Created sort of synergystically by low production values and amateurish acting. McLuhan said that in the future everyone would be an amatuer, Diary of a Serial Killer proves it.

Kurt Weller
Kurt Weller

Christ I have seen this Movie couple times just for a Specific Scene. I totally forgot this Movie till I was reminded by a great Friend. Not exactly a blockbuster Serial Killer Movie, but Arnold Vosloo was Brilliant in his role. Fav Quote: Nelson Keece: How many women have you killed? Stefan: [annoyed] How many women have you made love to? Stefan:Look down on me, you will see a fool. Look up at me, you will see your lord. Look straight at me, you will see yourself.

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