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The South by Southwest film festival has a multitude of goodies on offer, but one of the standout debuts comes in the form of Billy O'Brien's adaptation of I Am Not a Serial Killer, a novel by Dan Wells.

The story centers around a sociopath who becomes obsessed with the idea of murder, but fights his inner demons in a desperate attempt not to follow a dark path.

A Real Monster

The below clip from the feature film shows a chilling scene where Christopher Lloyd - of Back to the Future fame - recites an eerie poem:

Along with Lloyd, the cast includes Max Records and Laura Fraser in leading roles, and is produced by Nick Ryan, Robbie Ryan.

Not convinced yet? Check out the official synopsis below:

“Sixteen-year old John Cleaver (Max Records) is dangerous, and he knows it. He’s obsessed with serial killers, but really doesn’t want to become one. Terrible impulses constantly tempt him, so for his own sake, and the safety of those around, he lives by rigid rules to keep himself “good” and “normal”. However, when a real monster shows up in his town he has to let his dark side out in order to stop it – but without his rules to keep him in check, he might be more dangerous than the monster he’s trying to kill. ”

I Am Not a Serial Killer was screened three times across the festival, with a theatrical release date set for some point in 2016.

Have you read the novel the film is based on? Or are you just excited for the movie?

Via: Bloody Disgusting


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