A Killer Within

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  • R
  • 2004
  • 1 hr 50 min
  • 5.0  (850)

A Killer Within is a riveting psychological thriller from 2004, starring C. Thomas Howell, Sean Young, and Ben Browder. The movie happens to be the first feature film directed by Brad Keller, and tells the story of a happily married couple, Ben and Melanie Nelson (played by Ben Browder and Sean Young), trying to move past the tragic events of their past.

At the start of the movie, things seem to be going well for the couple who are ready to start a new life in a new home. However, their lives turn upside down when Melanie is attacked and raped by a masked stranger. The couple is unable to identify the attacker, and in their confusion, they begin to turn on each other and harboring dangerous secrets that could destroy their marriage. Meanwhile, a masked killer continues to terrorize them, leaving cryptic notes and messages, making the couple's life a living hell.

Enter the couple's therapist, Dr. Harden (C. Thomas Howell), a man renowned for helping couples heal their relationships. Although Dr. Harden seems to be the beacon of hope for the couple, his arrival leads to more trouble than relief. His methods are unorthodox, and he envisions a reality where everything is possible. There are several indications that he may be the killer, and his past is marred with eerie similarities to the present situation that the couple is experiencing.

Amidst the bickering between the couple and the unsettling presence of Dr. Harden, the movie starts to take on a more surreal tone, with both Ben and Melanie struggling to differentiate between reality and fantasy. The viewers are taken on a rollercoaster ride of twists and turns, and they are constantly left wondering, "Who is the killer within this perfect little world?"

The climax of the movie showcases the couple's unrelenting desire to make their marriage work, even as their fear and desperation reach a fever pitch. There is a heart-thumping room escape sequence that feels like a scene right out of a horror movie. In the end, what follows is an ending that will leave you gasping for air until the very last frame of the movie.

A Killer Within is a brilliantly crafted indie movie, with outstanding performances from the lead actors. The plot is intricate, and the story escalates with heart-pounding thrill keeping you glued to the screen. The movie captures the various complex layers of human emotions and relationships.

In conclusion, A Killer Within is a gritty thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until its breathtaking climax. Although it's a low-budget indie flick, it has everything that you would expect from a blockbuster movie – suspense, thriller, horror, and drama, all blended perfectly into a single whole. Anyone who wants to enjoy an intense and gripping psychological thriller will fall in love with A Killer Within.

A Killer Within is a 2004 mystery with a runtime of 1 hour and 50 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.0.

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    5.0  (850)