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Plot: After 31 years at-large, detectives in Wichita, Kansas hone in on the serial killer known as BTK.
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Competent serial killer thriller/documentary
Between the years 2000-2010 it was quite popular (and very profitable) to make horror films/thrillers that were based on real- life serial killers. Practically all notorious American serial killers from the second half of the 20th century passed the revue, and the nastiest ones even twice or more, like Ed Gein, Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy, Charles Starkweather, Albert Fish, John Wayne Gacy, Gary Ridgway, etc. Many of these flicks aspired to be semi- documentaries and as factual as possible, but still most of them are pure rubbish (especially the ones directed by Uli Lommel, of course). Dennis Rader, more commonly known as BTK-killer, from Wichita Kansas also had the questionable honor to form the main subject of at least three contemporary low-budgeted horror flicks; one directed by the aforementioned Uli Lommel (I rather die than ever having to watch that one), one starring the legendary Kane Hodder in the titular role (which allegedly is quite decent) and this modest but surprisingly adequate made-for-television and documentary-styled thriller.
It’s fairly obvious why the film industry wanted to exploit the story of BTK – short for “Bind Torture Kill” – as much as possible. Even though he committed his vile crimes, the murders of at least 10 innocent people, 10 to 30 years earlier, Rader only got apprehended in 2004 following a massive police hunt that he pretty much set into motion himself. Rader was always proud of the unsolved murders and suffered from a tremendous ego, so he really couldn’t accept that a random writer/profiler was psycho-analyzing him on television. Rader, now a happily married and respectable church-community member, started sending clues and evidence of his old murders to the press and the authorities. He gradually became more careless and megalomaniac, which led to his arrest. “The Hunt for BTK Killer” focuses primarily on the police investigation, but also follows around Dennis Rader in his private life, during the preparations of the correspondences in his tool shed and as he’s stalking a potential new victim. There are also a couple of sequences in the courtroom that feature blurry flashbacks of the murders committed in the early seventies and eighties. I have to admit that I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this film. It doesn’t aim to be overly sensational but provides a solid rundown of the facts, as well as a realistic impression of the fear and paranoia that reign in a small town when it gets faced with the return of an old boogeyman. Robert Forster’s performance comes across as fatigue, but that’s also what you expect his character to feels like after chasing a killer for three decades. Gregg Henry’s performance as Dennis Rader is more than praiseworthy, as he manages to find the ideal balance between menacing creep and exemplary community hero. One more element that really struck me as far above average is the score and effective use of music. The soundtrack is moody and ominous, and sometimes it even sounds as if the tunes could easily have been composed by Hans Zimmer.
For a TV Movie, this was actually very good
I caught this on Netflix and was surprised by how good it was, namely due to Henry’s performance as Dennis Rader. I wasn’t too into it in the beginning after hearing the usually great Robert Foster deliver a horrible line to a reporter. However, I overlooked it and bared through it which I’m glad I did. The film does not portray any of the killings and focuses on the actual hunt for the BTK killer which actually worked for the film because it gives the audience an even more uneasy feel watching Dennis Rader pick and choose his next potential victims. The film’s greatness exists in Henry’s performance. The performance is so controlled and hinders on the brink of a violent breakdown that as an audience member, you can’t help but get the chills when you see him on screen.
The film does have it’s flaws, between horrendous acting from some actors and some campy and cheesy dialog it still screams TV movie. However, for a TV movie, this is pretty damn good. Let’s put it this way, for a regular theater movie, this would be a 4/10 easily. For a TV movie, 8/10.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 22 min (82 min)
Genre Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Director Stephen Kay
Writer Tom Towler (teleplay), Donald Martin (teleplay), Robert Beattie (book)
Actors Robert Forster, Michael Michele, Maury Chaykin, Mimi Kuzyk
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.78 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A