Here’s a film that seems to have been a bit forgotten. Co-host Eric wonders why. Mr. Brooks is the name of the movie and its cast is quite impressive: Kevin Costner, Demi Moore, William Hurt, Dane Cook, Danielle Panabaker, and Marg Helgenberger. The film was released in 2007 and was a modest success, costing $20M USD to make and earning nationally $28M USD (and an additional $20M USD internationally).
The story is about a wealthy family man who happens to be a serial killer named the Thumbprint Killer. Unlike a number of other such thrillers, the murderer knows that he happens to be a sociopath and therefore mentally ill. As the story moves along with its story which includes blackmail, murder, and a police procedural, the screenplay continues to follow Mr. Brooks’ own personal demons and the family that doesn’t know who he really is.
Bruce Evans, screenwriter of Stand By Me, the fantastic adaption of the Stephen King novella, The Body, directs what was at one time considered to be a potential trilogy of films before its unfortunate death at the box office. Co-host Eric of Dark Discussions chooses Mr. Brooks for your hosts to analyze and dissect; one of the most interesting serial killer movies possibly ever made.