Secrets of a Psychopath (2015) (DVD Review)
Directed By: Bert I. Gordon
Starring: Kari Wuhrer, Mark Famiglietti, Mia Serafino
Rated: UR/Region: 1/Widescreen/Number of disc: 1
Available from Cinema Epoch
Two siblings lure unsuspecting victims to their house through a dating site for games and slaughter. It’s “Psycho” meets the Craigslist Killer. The new film from cult director Bert I. Gordon – The Amazing Colossal Man, Earth vs the Spider, Empire of the Ants, and The Food of the Gods.
I think Secrets of a Psychopath is one of those movies that manages to pull you in based off just how strange it is. We have strange-looking dolls, strange people who dress and act-out things as these dolls, and we even have the same people not only killing people but bringing a bit of incest into the mix as well. It all makes for a strange combination, but it works for what its worth and it keeps you watching, even through perhaps some slower parts. We follow this strange brother and sister combination as they rack-up a body count doing what they are doing, but things do get held up a bit for them due to inner problems between the two and because of one young lady that the brother seems to get some attachment to. The movie swings in and out of some interesting scenes and some are very dream-like, because that might just be what they are. Either way, it makes you interested even if it doesn’t always blow you away.
Of course a lot of credit to that has to go to both Mark Famiglietti and Kari Wuhrer. Both of them really hold this thing up and give it legs when lesser actors might have had it crumble down upon them. You may remember Kari from a Hellraiser movie and I’ve always been a fan of hers and as a result, I was more than happy to see her in this one playing the part up about as well as anyone could have hoped. I know this might be one that some aren’t that into for a few reasons, but I think if taken as some weird look into the minds of people who are totally not well it can be enjoyed the most and that’s how I’d go into it if I were any of you. It is well acted and has some really strange things in it. It isn’t perfect, but when you have the subject matter of this it doesn’t have to be.
– Interview with the Director
– Still Gallery