Based on the legendary novel by pulp writer Jim Thompson, Michael Winterbottom’s THE KILLER INSIDE ME tells the story of handsome, charming, unassuming small town sheriff’s deputy named Lou Ford (Casey Affleck). The film takes place in an idyllic West Texas town in the early 1950’s. As a lifelong resident, Ford has difficulty juggling his long-term girlfriend Amy (Kate Hudson), the prostitute named Joyce (Jessica Alba) that he mistakenly falls for, and the sociopathic tendencies inside him. In Thompson’s savage, bleak, blacker than noir universe nothing is ever what it seems.
The Killer Inside Me opens in LA, San Francisco and Chicago today and is actually already available on IFC’s Video on Demand service, so to celebrate we’ve been offered a great giveaway for you folks. One lucky winner will receive an official poster autographed by the director Michael Winterbottom, run of
engagement tickets for the film, and a copy of the novel!
To enter- send an email to creaturecorner at gmail with your full name and mailing address, along with the answer to this question: Seeing as how Casey Affleck has stunned everyone with his portrayal of a sociopath, what other actors or actresses would you like to see tackle such a heavy role? Make sure to write KILLERINSIDE as the subject of the email!
Check out our review
of the film and our interview
with Michael Winterbottom for more, and good luck!
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