The Alphabet Killer

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A ten year old girl is found brutally murdered outside the small blue-collar city of Rochester, New York, and obsessed police detective Megan Paige (Eliza Dushku of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and DOLLHOUSE) suffers a mental breakdown while trying to solve the crime. But when the child-killings resume two years later, Megan’s return to the investigation also brings back her own horrific hallucinations. Even if she can prove a ‘double initial’ connection to the slayings,… More >>

The Alphabet Killer

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  1. The Alphabet Killer is a pretty standard serial killer flick that manages to stay compelling enough to keep you interested despite its flaws. Eliza Dushku (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dollhouse) stars as Megan, a schizophrenic detective assigned to the murder of a young girl, which soon enough sets her down the path of a meltdown. Two years later, the killer strikes again and Megan is back on the scene, haunted by the apparitions of the victims all along the way. From a director like Rob Schmidt (Wrong Turn, Masters of Horror: Right to Die), you’d expect The Alphabet Killer to be a grisly, bloody opus; but the film instead focuses more on Megan’s story and her quest. This actually works towards the benefit of the film, even though Dushku’s wooden acting more often than not drags things down a bit. That aside, The Alphabet Killer is pretty compelling and offers one or two genuine surprises, and features genre stalwarts like Cary Elwes, Michael Ironside, Timothy Hutton, Tom Noonan, and Bill Moseley, as well as smaller roles for Martin Donovan, Carl Lumbly, and recent Oscar nominee Melissa Leo. All in all, while nothing special in the least, The Alphabet Killer is worth seeing for fans of the genre, and its bleak denouement manages to set it slightly above the rest of the pack.
    Rating: 3 / 5

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