Serial Killer

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  • Review: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile is none of those things

    Movie Review | Ali Gray | 7th May 2019

    About ten years ago, when I was making my first cautious foray into screenwriting, I came up with a concept for a slasher movie with a difference. The main protagonist, you see, would be the killer, but the audience don't see him as a deranged serial murderer, they see him as a mentally disturbed person being harangued by groups of sexy young teens who keep humping each other all over his abandoned summer camp or something. It was going to be very edgy with a shocking twist with a capital 'T'. Then one day I sat down and tried to write it and realised not only was it impossible to fully conceptualise, but the concept was also, in fact, terrible. Not to worry though: looks like someone eventually made a film out of my shit idea.

  • Nine things you need to know about Hannibal

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 18th February 2013

    Obviously, "need to know" is a bit of a stretch. You don't need to know them in the sense that you'll be at risk of losing your job or home if you don't, nor will your children be taken into care because of the danger in which you've placed them through your ignorance. But this is how you write features on the internet: put everything in a list.

  • How to make a cheap serial killer documentary

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 13th October 2011

    The ideal recipe for a decent hour's viewing: you channel-flick a while and chance upon a documentary about a serial killer. It's cheap, it's schlocky, but it'll pass the time before the Television X free preview kicks in.

  • TV's most evil gameshow winners

    TV Feature | Matt Looker | 8th September 2011

    Shock! Outrage! Fury! As the tabloids have been carrying out a rational and neutral debate as to whether "scumbag lout" ex-con Nathan Hageman deserves his million-pound prize money from Red or Black?, here's a look at some more controversial gameshow winners.