The creepiness that is Michael Winterbottom’s The Killer Inside Me has been released. The film that turned this year’s Sundance Film Festival on its ear (listen to the outrage) is going after general audiences so get ready. The film stars Casey Affleck, Kate Hudson, and Jessica Alba as a trio involved in sex, murder, and more murder.
The Killer Inside Me is based on the 1952 Jim Thompson novel of the same name and remains brutally faithful to the material. The story follows a small town sheriff who goes from protector of the innocent to a deranged killer in the blink of an eye. A couple of weeks ago a teaser trailer appeared online that kept the violence to a minimum but this theatrical version gives you a slight peek at how far the film really goes.
The theatrical poster:
Even though he plays a complete and deranged psycho in this movie, Casey Affleck does look intriguing. He’s got that same cold demeanor that Anthony Hopkins had in Silence of the Lambs. Those blank eyes and that slimy delivery is what makes his presence seem even more terrifying than his actions.
The Killer Inside Me is scheduled to hit theaters on June 18, 2010.
What do you think of the theatrical trailer for The Killer Inside Me? Are you interested in seeing the film?