The Killer Inside Me trailer online
The trailer for The Killer Inside Me looks far better than the book if you ask me. Having read the novel I found I liked it, but felt it was severely lacking in the tension and thriller side of the story as it revealed events far too early and never really delved into the mind of the killer.
Oh it was good, but it just wasn't great. However the trailer for the Michael Winterbottom film The Killer Inside Me, which has been gaining some bad commentary online and in the media during the shoot, looks like it addresses those issues, even in the short few minutes of running time.
The Jim Thompson novel (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com) tells the story of a killer living in a small town as the deputy sheriff, well liked and respected, living a normal life, but inwardly controlling his desires and keeping his real persona hidden deep inside him. For he is a killer.
The film plot of The Killer Inside Me is a little different and goes like this:
"Based on the novel by legendary pulp writer Jim Thompson, Michael Winterbottom's The Killer Inside Me tells the story of handsome, charming, unassuming small town sheriff's deputy Lou Ford.
Lou has a bunch of problems. Woman problems. Law enforcement problems. An ever-growing pile of murder victims in his West Texas jurisdiction. And the fact he's a sadist, a psychopath, a killer. Suspicion begins to fall on Lou, and it's only a matter of time before he runs out of alibis.
But in Thompson's savage, bleak, blacker than noir universe nothing is ever what it seems, and it turns out that the investigators pursuing him might have a secret of their own."
The Killer Inside Me has assembled a strong cast with Casey Affleck, Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson, Bill Pullman, Elias Koteas, Ned Beatty, and lead by an excellent director with Michael Winterbottom who also wrote the screen story that John Curran turned into a screenplay.
Here's the trailer that comes through Twitch, and it's well worth watching.