How to Be a Serial Killer

2009

How to Be a Serial Killer

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A parody of self-help literature and motivational speakers, Luke Ricci's dark comedy follows charismatic serial killer Mike Wilson as he mentors his first pupil in the fine art of mass murder. Mike is the kind of guy who knows what he wants out of life, and knows how to get it. Now that Mike is living the dream, he wants to share his knowledge with others, too. In order to give aspiring serial killers all the tools they'll need to become the next Jeffrey Dahmer, he's crafted a ten-lesson program that covers such topics as weaponry, corpse disposal, and keeping secrets from loved ones. When it comes time for Mike to deliver his first one-on-one tutorial, he recruits a lost soul named Bart and the lessons begin. As the lessons intensify, Mike finds it increasingly difficult to keep his clandestine career a secret from his beloved girlfriend, Abigail. Eventually, Abigail discovers the truth, and the police start closing in on Mike. Although Mike has escaped to his desert hideout along with Bart, the cops soon come knocking and all hell breaks loose. Will Mike and Bart ever escape to Mexico as planned, or will Mike's first lesson in police stand-offs and violent gunfights prove a complete and unexpected bust?

Cast

Dameon Clarke
as Mike Wilson
Laura Regan
as Abigail
George Wyner
as Dr. Goldberg
Mary Jo Catlett
as Mrs. Wilson
Gonzalo Menendez
as Officer Chavez

Critic Reviews for How to Be a Serial Killer

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Audience Reviews for How to Be a Serial Killer

  • Sep 23, 2011
    An entertaining social etiquette of sorts that makes you laugh, creeps you out and makes you want to become best friends with Matthew Gray Gubler. Though it isn't the most intriguing, and often loses speed, it was still often very-watchable. The stylistic choices are consistently brilliant and the mockumentary feel is only enhanced by the POV shots and faux-seminars. Overall, definitely worth your time if you don't have anything else to do. (Or you're a die-hard Gubler fan, like me) but it's not really high on my, or any of your, lists.
    Liz < Super Reviewer
  • Jul 23, 2011
    The film and acting were of poor quality and it doesn't get moving fast enough. I didn't get past 25 minutes...
    Sarah P Super Reviewer
  • Jun 09, 2010
    How To Be A Serial Killer is one of the most original horror comedies in a long time. The premise of the is very original, the film is done up as a how to guide on how to become a serial killer. It's a disturbing, funny film thats equally deranged as it is fun, one minute you're thinking how messed up the main character is, the next you're laughing out loud. This film is a very original comedy horror film that blends both genres very well, and is a definite fun film to enjoy. How To Be A Serial Killer is a film that really is a top notch low budget film thats very original and is a breath of fresh air. Despite this, you got to keep in mind that this is equally deranged and funny. A definite must watch. One terrific little film too.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Mar 02, 2010
    Rather odd take on serial killers. Seems like it was trying to be American Psycho but as more of a documentary than a journal. It's rather odd, once again I guess it's a black comedy. Minor chuckles. Nothing real spectacular and is rather forgettable when all is said and done.
    Aurelius D Super Reviewer

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