Sixteen-year-old John Wayne Cleaver (Max Records, WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE) is not a serial killer-but he has all the makings of one. Keeping his homicidal tendencies and morbid obsessions with death and murder in check is a constant struggle that only gets harder when a real serial killer begins terrorizing his sleepy Midwestern town. Now, in order to track down a psychopath and protect those around him, John must unleash his darkest inner demons. Based on the cult novel by Dan Wells, this twisted, genre-bending thriller co-stars Christopher Lloyd and Breaking Bad‘s Laura Fraser.
“Max Records gives a sharp performance in this endearing first adaptation of Dan Wells’ YA series.” (Variety)
“A uniquely wry tone sets the film apart. I Am Not A Serial Killer is unmistakably a drama, but it’s a strangely cheerful one given its dark subject matter.” (AV Club)
“A well-filmed indie that doesn’t let its low budget get in the way of some true chills.” (The New York Times)
Saturday, November 5
Doors 8:30 pm | Movie 9:00 pm
Tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door
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I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER (Billy O’Brien, 2016 / 104 mins) Fifteen-year old John Cleaver 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.