Directed by: William Friedkin
Actors: Michael Biehn, Alex McArthur, Nicholas Campbell
Also known as: Síndrome do Mal, Desbocado, Ritratto di un serial killer, O Dedo da Justiça
Description: Alex McArthur plays a serial killer by the name of Charlie Rice, which makes a number of perverse ubist. Soon the Rice gets behind bars and a large part of the film takes place in the courthouse and Prosecutor’s office. Advocates of Fig insist insanity of the defendant. Prosecutor Anthony Fraser, had previously been against the death penalty, but is seeking the death penalty for the defendant after a meeting with the family of one of the victims.
Another controversial movie by veteran manager William Friedkin, and definitely one of the most interesting ones from his post-New Hollywood many years. A dark and gritty movie, very un-80ies in that sense, although it has its defects. This might be a rip from a Dutch vhs. The high quality is not too good, most of all because the tape showed some indications of deterioration, so that the video clip sign has dropouts throughout (which appearance like a slight monitoring mistake). Plus, the image is, as numerous vhs movies from that time, seriously cropped. It is however rather watchable, I’ve seen worse on this tracker. Anyhow, appropriate now this film is certainly not offered on DVD anywhere on earth. So that is an uncommon chance to grab this criminally underrated Friedkin entry. And hopefully sometime soon somebody can come up with a significantly much better rip. The movie deserves it.