The Hillside Strangler
Time Out says
The media-styled ‘Hillside Strangler’ was in fact two men: porn-loving, woman-hating sleazeball Angelo Buono (Nicholas Turturro) and his cousin Kenneth Bianchi (C Thomas Howell), a slippery sociopath who dreamed of joining the LAPD. In the late ’70s, posing as cops, they terrorised Los Angeles, abducting, torturing and murdering a dozen young women, then dumping their ‘posed’ naked bodies in plain view.
But what was the nature of the symbiotic relationship between the two killers, and what fed their violence? Only one scene, in which Angelo and his cousin visit Angelo’s embittered, alcoholic mother – a striking cameo by comic actress Lin Shaye – hints at any kind of behavioural insight.
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