CYRUS: MIND OF A SERIAL KILLER

 

THE PLOT THUS FAR

A small independent news crew investigates a series of unexplained disappearances in a small Midwestern county. They find themselves interviewing a man who possesses an all too intimate knowledge of the details of “The County Line Cannibal” – Cyrus. Based on a true story.

WHAT WE THOUGHT

Maria (Danielle Harris), a reporter, and her cameraman, Greg (Corey Gibbons), who are investigating a series of disappearances/killings, tipped to be done by a man named Cyrus (Brian Krause), “The County Line Cannibal”. The movie starts off with the two of them traveling to a small, Midwestern county to speak to Cyrus’s best friend Emmett (Lance Henriksen) who possesses eerily intimate knowledge of Cyrus’s killing methods, and recounts the tales of the County Line Cannibal’s final 7 victims to the small crew, explaining the disappearance of three young college girls the reporters were initially investigating.

The problem is that the film is just not that interesting, the ending was predictable and honestly the story could’ve been told much better. But in the end I guess they did their best with what they had to work with. I don’t recommend you go see this film, there are much better true life serial killer tales, like Helter Skelter for example. This is low budget and quite boring and not that scary. I was never really freaked out or horrified by anything, but that could be my high tolerance level.The DVD comes with a mini-documentary, featurettes and a trailer. The A/V Quality is sharp enough for a film that seems like it didn’t originate inside of the United States. Sure, you’ve got a solid cast of American horror actors, but this stinks of film made overseas to save money. The supplemental materials are really robust, considering that this is a film that just seemed to appear out of the woodwork. Oh well, it’s a rental for the curious horror types.

RELEASE DATE: 06/28/2011

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