The Alphabet Killer

Eliza Dushku strains to add more than tousled twitchiness to a Silence of the Lambs–like thriller (yes, they’re still making those) based on real-life events surrounding a serial-killing spree that plagued Rochester in the early 1970s. It’s not that Dushku can’t rise to the challenge of playing a suicidal cop wracked with guilt; she butches up considerably. But her commitment to the material is worthier than the cheesy ghost effects of decomposing children that the filmmakers felt the need to add.

Release details

Rated: R
Release date: Friday December 12 2008
Duration: 100 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Rob Schmidt
Cast: Eliza Dushku
Cary Elwes
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