I Am Not a Serial Killer

104 mins
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While trying to keep his own murderous thoughts at bay, a troubled teen in a small town searches for an... More

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I Am Not a Serial Killer | Ratings & Reviews

"The idea of witnessing a killing spree from the p.o.v. of a town's funeral home is full of rich discomfort. It's the stuff of the sub-subgenre itself that gives you a boregasm."

Village VoiceVillage Voice

"A well-filmed indie that doesn't let its low budget get in the way of some true chills."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"Intriguing if not groundbreaking."

The AgeThe Age

"A moderately suspenseful low-budget thriller."

The AustralianThe Australian

"An affectionate, often funny look at small-town slaughter."

Sight & SoundSight & Sound

"A pleasingly macabre study of a mixed-up teen who could be a Dexter-in-waiting."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"Enjoyably gory and wry."

The TimesThe Times

"I Am Not a Serial Killer is Dostoevsky in Minnesota. Spiritually if not literally."

Financial TimesFinancial Times

"So original in its narrative that you can forgive it for its shortcomings."

Bloody DisgustingBloody Disgusting

"What sets I Am Not A Serial Killer apart from other takes on this “killers hunting killers” concept (Dexter, anyone?) is its naturalistic, character-based approach."

A.V. ClubA.V. Club

"Intelligent, original and committed, it’s also a little meandering. But Records cuts a strikingly amoral figure, and the sight of Christopher Lloyd intoning poetry over dying embers reminds us what a wonderful actor he is."

Total FilmTotal Film

"Breathing new life into the overfamiliar terrain of the serial killer, Irish director Billy O’Brien here both successfully reintroduces Max Records to the world, and elicits Christopher Lloyd’s best performance in a long time. His film deserves cult classic status at the very least."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"The icky, well-teased, nightmarish climax is visually stunning for a low-budget project, though perhaps a touch too straight-up strange for some."

Time OutTime Out

"The arbitrary value of life in I Am Not a Serial Killer makes its nature as an ostensibly character-driven mystery that much harder to swallow. Don't bother with this nonsensical time-waster."


"The film comes unsettlingly close to being an apologia for the kind of violence that stems from adolescent disaffection."

Slant MagazineSlant Magazine

I Am Not a Serial Killer | Details

MA15+, Strong themes and horror violence
Horror, Thriller
Country of origin
Ireland, USA, UK

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