Serial killers have terrorized film since its inception. The idea of an unknown stranger, hiding in the dark, plotting an innocent character’s demise – it’s one of the most terrifying concepts in cinema. Yet, at the same time, audiences are fascinated with this despicable hunters of humans.

For our latest Movie Battle Royale, we take 8 of the most sadistic serial killers on film, and determine whom is the most horrific of all-time! Hannibal Lecter, John Doe, Billy and Stu, Martin Vanger, and even Norman Bates are all in the mix. Take a listen, and see if you agree with our choice for the greatest serial killer in film.

Also this week: Mel Gibson takes on a Wild Bunch, Birds of Prey gets a release date, Kate McKinnon stretches her wings, we debate Life Itself, and much more.

Discussed on this episode

  • (0:00 – 22:21)Film and TV Discussion: Mel Gibson to remake Wild Bunch, Kate McKinnon goes dramatic, Birds of Prey takes flight | I Can’t Believe We Thought This Was Cool – Revenge of the Nerds
  • (22:22 – 33:26) Review of Life Itself | Upcoming Releases: Hold the Dark, Hell Fest, Night School, and Smallfoot
  • (33:27 – 1:24:03) From The Outside In: Movie Battle Royale – Most Horrific Serial Killers
  • (1:24:04 – 1:33:31) Recommendations and Closing | Outtakes
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