Trail of a Serial Killer

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"Two cops, twelve murders... No suspect!"
  • R
  • 1998
  • 1 hr 29 min
  • 4.5  (514)

Trail of a Serial Killer is a crime thriller that was released in 1998, directed by Paul A. Kaufman and written by Paul A. Kaufman and Sam Graham. The movie stars Chris Penn, Jennifer Dale, and Michael Madsen in leading roles. The film revolves around Dennis Fosca (Chris Penn), a depressed and lonely man who had been abandoned by his wife and son. Dennis's life takes a dramatic turn when he decides to take his anger and frustration out on innocent women, marking the beginning of his killing spree. He begins his reign of terror by abducting a young woman named Caroline (Jennifer Dale) who had come to the city to make a new life for herself.

Detective Matt Ransom (Michael Madsen) is in charge of investigating the case and is faced with a daunting task of catching a serial killer who leaves no trace behind. The detective and his team have little to go on except for the bodies they continue to find.

As the son of a well-respected detective, Matt is determined to bring the killer to justice and stop him before he can take another victim. He uses every resource available to him to track down the killer, but Dennis is always one step ahead.

At the same time, Caroline tries her best to stay alive and escape from her captor. She is smart, cunning and resourceful, and uses her wits to try and outwit Dennis. As she tries to free herself, she uncovers some of the secrets that led Dennis to become a killer.

The film's pacing is slow but deliberate, with stunning cinematography that evokes the dark and gloomy atmosphere of the city. The tension builds steadily throughout the movie, as Dennis continues to abduct and kill more women, and Detective Ransom gets closer to catching him.

Chris Penn's performance as Dennis Fosca is outstanding. He convincingly portrays the character's descent into madness, imbuing him with a chilling lack of empathy that is both disturbing and fascinating. Jennifer Dale also delivers a standout performance as Caroline, the strong and resilient victim who refuses to give up hope.

Michael Madsen's portrayal of Detective Ransom is also noteworthy, although he falls into the stereotype of the hard-nosed, grizzled cop. Despite this, Madsen manages to convey the character's humanity and determination, making him a relatable protagonist.

Trail of a Serial Killer is a harrowing look into the mind of a killer, with an intense and chilling storyline that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats. Its exploration of the psychology of a serial killer is both fascinating and horrifying, making for a gripping and unforgettable movie.

Trail of a Serial Killer is a 1998 crime movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 29 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.5.

Trail of a Serial Killer
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    4.5  (514)