There have been so many movies and stories inspired by the actual events of serial killers, I?m wondering if films based on the actual events of real-life killers is all that effective.
Steve Railsback?s performance in ?Ed Gein?, but his actions, though based on reality, felt watered down thanks to films like ?Texas Chainsaw Massacre? and ?Deranged?. And even though I haven?t seen the films based on Dahmer and Ted Bundy, I have a feeling they?ll have the same effect on me.
In any case, buzz has begun on writer/director Chris Fisher?s flick ?Nightstalker?. No, not a remake on the Carl Kolchak vampire mystery, but a film loosely based on the case of serial killer Richard Ramirez. The trades are now reporting that Fisher plans to follow up ?Nightstalker? with a film called ?The Hillside Strangler?.
He plans to produce the film through his production company with a budget of $2 million. Loosely based on the Hillside Strangler events which occurred in the late ?70s where 11 women were killed, his script begins lensing for three weeks in late February in Los Angeles.
Courtesy of Creature Corner