Killers (2014)
September 12, 2015 12:20 PM - Subscribe

A serial killer and journalist form an unusual bond when they encounter each other on a website where users upload videos of murders.

Official synopsis of the film :Mr. Nomura is an eerily handsome, sharply dressed, sociopathic serial killer who preys on the women of Tokyo. In Jakarta, a world-weary journalist named Bayu finds himself unexpectedly falling into vigilantism after brutally killing two sadistic robbers. When each posts videos of his violent sprees online, the pair find one another on the Internet and begin a toxic and competitive duel. While Bayu clings to the hope that he can resume a normal life, Nomura continues to spill blood without remorse. Killing, advises Nomura, is something everyone ought to consider.

The film is in the "torture porn" genre, but to dismiss it merely as that is to ignore some otheraspects of the film. One of the most interesting scenes in the movie takes place when the serial killer is torturing a young woman. There is a prolonged pov shot from the victim's perspective. Using movie within in movie in this way reminds me Peeping Tom another film about voyeurism and murder.

This is a Mefi Horror Movie Club selection. Please email me if you would like to do the next movie.
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