With Splice out of the way, another Sundance Film Festival selection I’m dying to see is Michael Winterbottom’s The Killer Inside Me (review), IFC Films’ controversial film that features an abused Jessica Alba and concerns a deputy sheriff in a West Texas town whose kind Everyman demeanor masks his true dark self. He is slowly revealed as a psychotic killer. The psychological thriller hits New York theaters and VOD today and will expand June 25th.
“Based on the classic novel by legendary pulp writer Jim Thompson (called by Stanley Kubrick “the most chilling and believable first-person story of a criminally warped mind I have ever encountered”), The Killer Inside Me tells the story of handsome, unassuming small town sheriff’s deputy Lou Ford (Affleck). A quiet charmer of his idyllic West Texas town, Ford has a simple life and a pretty girl (Hudson) to come home to. But when the job brings him face-to-face with a gorgeous prostitute (Alba) on the edge of town, Ford’s fragile world cracks – unbridling his own dark urges. In The Killer Inside Me’s blacker-than-noir universe, nothing is ever what it seems.”