The Killer Inside Me trailer online in high definition
I've read the book The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson, and then yesterday I saw the screening for the film and was surprised at how well it was adapted, and how good it looked. Not just that but how uncomfortable and horrifying the film was at times.
The trailer captures it well, although it portrays it as having a lot more open menace than the film actually has. Remember this is a killer hiding in plain site.
The Killer Inside Me is an interesting book (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com), mainly because from the opening moment you know the usually hidden plot point, who the killer is, and he's a man hiding and walking in plain site. What the book, and the film do very successfully, is show you that the killer is just another man, walking amongst the crowd and doing his best not to stand out.
Here's the blurb for The Killer Inside Me:
From director Michael Winterbotton comes The Killer Inside Me which has electrified audiences at the Sundance, Berlin and Tribeca Film Festivals. Based on the classic novel by legendary pulp writer Jim Thompson, THE KILLER INSIDE ME tells the story of handsome, unassuming small town sheriff’s deputy Lou Ford (Casey Affleck). A quiet charmer of his idyllic West Texas town, Ford has a simple life and a pretty girl (Kate Hudson) to come home to. But when the job brings him face to face with a gorgeous prostitute (Jessica Alba) on the edge of town, Ford's fragile world cracks – unbridling his own dark urges. In The Killer Inside Me'S blacker–than–noir universe, nothing is ever what it seems.
The film stars Casey Affleck, Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson, Bill Pullman, Elias Koteas, Ned Beatty and Simon Baker, a strong cast indeed, although casting Baker as the man investigating the killer and trying to crack Affleck's character does give some feelings of an older generation of The Mentalist, it still works well.
This is a film that you should definitely see for in the sea of pulp that is coming out of Hollywood this one will spark your emotions and your thoughts even after the film. It's a realistic and chilling portrayal of a killer.