Title: Serial Killers at the Movies
Author: Christopher Berry-Dee
Publication: November 2, 2020
Publisher: Ad Lib
Genre: Non-Fiction, True Crime
SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)
The depraved crimes of both real and imagined serial killers and mass murderers have long transfixed us in newspapers and books, but perhaps nowhere more so than on the big screen. Films such as Silence of the Lambs, Psycho, and Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer have not only reached huge audiences, but also allowed us into the minds of society’s most disturbed individuals. Christopher Berry-Dee talks to the serial killers whose wicked stories have most thrilled and fascinated us at the movies and, through far-ranging and disturbing interviews, he tells the stories of the mass murderers who provided the inspiration for some of cinema’s most shocking films. Serial Killers at the Movies takes the reader on an uncomfortable and truly dark journey into a terrifying world of murder and deviancy.
**A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**
I love all things true crime. TV documentaries, films, and a lot of books. When I saw this book was coming out, I knew I had to get my hands on it. It sounded so intriguing and right up my alley.
This story is conversations with serial killers about how their crimes became inspirations for movie and a little comparison to the real thing. I love hearing from the minds that committed these terrible crimes. I’ve always been interested in the thought process or the reasoning behind why murderers commit crimes and hearing from them about their own crimes is kind of interesting.
My only issue was the beginning of the book kind of jumped around and so I struggled to stay interested at first. I had to stop and then come back to it before I got hooked in. Otherwise it was intriguing and any true crime lover should absolutely check this out.
I will be checking out more books by Christopher Berry-Dee as I have recently learned he has a ton of amazing sounding books about true crime and the sales to back up the quality of these works. I cannot wait to read them all.
STAR RATING: 4/5
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