Yes, yes, I know, everyone has their own ideas as to when the glory days were for certain genres, but for me, serial killer flicks were all the rage back in the 90’s. After Silence of the Lambs came out, everyone wanted a piece of the action and we did did end up with some genre classics. Off the top of my head I can remember Copycat, When the Bough Breaks, Blink and there were hundreds more but it is late and my brain just cannot think! Anyway, speaking of the film Blink, where Madeline Stowe plays a blind woman who regains here sight after a donor operation. Things go wrong and she see’s everything a serial killer see’s, its creepy stuff and this new serial killer film with Milla Jovovich very much reminds me of that!
Directed by Julien Magnat and also stars Michael Shanks, Sarah Wayne Callies and Julian McMahon. I honestly think this looks very good indeed, but then I am a sucker to this genre. Anyway, you can decide for yourself y having a look at the impressive trailer, right after this synopsis:
A serial killer has been terrorizing the city. An innocent bystander witnesses his latest attack, but while fleeing, she falls from a bridge and is knocked unconscious. When she awakes in the hospital, she can’t recognize family, her boyfriend, or even her own face in the mirror. She is diagnosed with prosopagnosia, or ‘face blindness’. This is a real neurological disorder, like dyslexia but with faces, caused by a lesion of the temporal lobe, the part of the brain that allows us in a heartbeat to compare someone’s face with all the faces stored in our memory. She is incapable of recognizing the same face twice. Every time she looks at someone, it’s like she’s never met them before. Being the only witness, she is hunted by the killer, leaving her paranoid in a sea of unfamiliar faces. Where can she turn? Who can she trust? Who is she waking up next to? Who is standing next to her? This suspense thriller takes us on a terrifying ride through the blurry eyes of a woman searching for a monster amongst the faces in the crowd.
By Matt Wavish