The Alphabet Killer
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Wrong Turn director Rob Schmidt takes the helm for this thriller inspired by the grim true-life exploits of an alphabet-obsessed New York serial killer and starring Timothy Hutton, Cary Elwes, Eliza Dushku, and Michael Ironside. When Rochester, NY-based police investigator Megan Paige (Dushku) discovers that ten year old Carla Castillo was brutally raped and murdered in nearby Churchville, she becomes convinced that the department is dealing with a serial killer. Paige is a driven detective whose devotion to her job often crosses the border into obsession. Her fiancé, Kenneth Shine (Elwes), is… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 14%

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"[Eliza Dushku's] commitment to the material is worthier than the cheesy ghost effects of decomposing children that the filmmakers felt the need to add."
‑ Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"Chega a impressionar que, em meio a tantos elementos desastrosos, a atuação de Eliza Dushku (que também co-produziu o longa) seja inegavelmente a pior coisa do filme."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"...a big problem is the preposterousness of the mystery's solution..."
‑ Andy Klein, Los Angeles CityBeat
"It's too bad there was no way around the story's inherent deficit since this effectively unsettling film, directed by Rob Schmidt, chugs along quite well for a while."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"The Alphabet Killer suffers from the same symptoms as Passengers: both have an unintentionally feeble-minded character who lazily investigates a mystery while the plot itself seems dull and poorly developed."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"The Alphabet Killer may well make enough money to justify a Part II."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, Village Voice
"Although Schmidt and Malloy have devoted meticulous attention to Megan's manhunt, which is engrossing and briskly paced for the better part of 85 minutes, their final act seems less like a canny trick than a copout."
‑ Rossiter Drake, San Francisco Examiner
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