A fitting December UK cinema/VOD release has been set for chilly, snowbound psychological thriller I Am Not a Serial Killer, which has scooped three British Independent Film Awards nominations.
An adaptation of Dan Wells’ novel, the film stars Where the Wild Things Are’s Max Records as John Cleaver, who calls upon his own dark impulses to hunt down a supernatural serial killer. Christopher Lloyd and Breaking Bad’s Laura Fraser also star in the film, which was released stateside back in August.
While set and shot in the US and featuring a largely American cast, the film is an Ireland/UK co-production, and is directed by Irish filmmaker Billy O’Brien. The BIFAs announced that the film has three nominations, going to Max Records for Best Actor, Christopher Lloyd for Best Supporting Actor, and Billy O’Brien for Best Screenplay (adapted from Dan Wells’ novel). Let’s keep those frozen fingers crossed!
Sixteen-year old John Cleaver (Max Records) is dangerous, and he knows it. He’s obsessed with serial killers, but really doesn’t want to become one. Terrible impulses constantly tempt him, so for his own sake, and the safety of those around, he lives by rigid rules to keep himself “good” and “normal”. However, when a real monster shows up in his town he has to let his dark side out in order to stop it – but without his rules to keep him in check, he might be more dangerous than the monster he’s trying to kill.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)