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Al Pacino is on the trail of a serial killer in new Hangman clip

In the new crime thriller Hangman, Al Pacino portrays a decorated homicide detective named Ray Archer who partners with criminal profiler Will Ruiney (Karl Urban, of the Star Trek films and Dredd) to catch a vicious serial killer playing a twisted version of the child’s game hangman. Brittany Snow (Pitch Perfect) costars as journalist Christi Davies, who reports on the crime spree and shadows the detectives.

Hangman is directed by Johnny Martin and written by Michael Caissie, Charles Hutting, and Phil Hawkins. The film will be released on Ultra VOD on Nov. 24 and in theaters and On Demand on Dec. 22.

Watch Pacino and Urban in an exclusive clip from Hangman above.

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A case of ‘whydunit’, Mindhunter enters the dangerous minds of notorious serial killers, leaving our inquisitive …

David Fincher has directed the first two and the last two episodes of the show. PHOTO: IMDb

There is only one thing I enjoy watching more than serial killers and that is viewing these serial killers in a period milieu. Call me eccentric, but no other work of fiction fascinates me like the ones dealing with this particular genre. So when these homicidal maniacs were placed in the 1970s setting by a director who knows this cinematic category like a serial murderer knows his victims, for me it was Eid, Christmas and Diwali all rolled into one.

Having already helped Netflix become a respected player in original programming with House Of Cards, acclaimed filmmaker David Fincher returns to the network with a new serial killer drama, Mindhunter.

Based on the 1995 memoir Mindhunter, by John Douglas and

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Why You Don’t Have to Be Afraid of Serial Killers

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There’s no greater boogeyman in our modern society than the serial killer. They’re ruthless killers, they’re everywhere, and they’re after you—right? Not really. Serial killers are very real, and very dangerous, but the chances of you encountering one are next to nothing.

This is part of Lifehacker’s Never Fear series. The world is a scary place, but we tend to misplace our fear in things that don’t really deserve our precious time and energy. Let’s fight those fears together with a little knowledge.

What a Serial Killer Is

Serial killers are known for their multiple killings performed in a similar fashion to similar victims, as portrayed in movies and TV shows, but there’s a more specific definition that separates them from other

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Japan vows to clamp down on suicide websites after ‘despicable’ serial murder of nine

TOKYO – Nearly two weeks after a man was arrested for killing and cutting up nine people, Japan has vowed a concerted response against ‘suicide websites’.

Takahiro Shiraishi, 27, who was nabbed on Oct 31, has confessed to preying on victims who expressed suicidal thoughts on social networking site Twitter, luring them with suicide pacts to die together.

But he reneged on this pact, killing and dismembering his victims whom he found using the hashtag “suicide recruitment”. Nine heads and 240 bones belonging to his nine victims – eight females and one male aged between 15 and 26 – were found at his Kanagawa apartment on Halloween.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga on Friday (Nov 10) said specific steps to clamp down on websites and social media sites that propagate suicide content will be announced next month.

“The use of Twitter – a social networking site that is difficult to keep an eye on

Read more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/japan-to-boost-online-regulation-after-grisly-serial-murders

What David Fincher’s Fascination With Serial Killers Tells Us About His Filmmaking

Photo: Merrick Morton/Netflix

There are plenty of films about serial killers, but very few filmmakers who have shown as consistent an interest in them as David Fincher. Since his second feature, 1995’s Seven, established him among our major directors — and provided one of the most disturbing portraits of a fictional serial killer ever made — Fincher has revisited the subject twice in film, with 2007’s Zodiac and 2011’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Now, as the executive producer and director of four episodes of the Netflix series Mindhunter, Fincher hasn’t just gone back to the well. He’s plunged deeper than ever into it.

Created by Joe Penhall and

Read more at: http://www.vulture.com/2017/11/david-fincher-serial-killers-mindhunter-seven-zodiac.html

Mindhunter: David Fincher’s Fascination With Serial Killers – Vulture

Photo: Merrick Morton/Netflix

There are plenty of films about serial killers, but very few filmmakers who have shown as consistent an interest in them as David Fincher. Since his second feature, 1995’s Seven, established him among our major directors — and provided one of the most disturbing portraits of a fictional serial killer ever made — Fincher has revisited the subject twice in film, with 2007’s Zodiac and 2011’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Now, as the executive producer and director of four episodes of the Netflix series Mindhunter, Fincher hasn’t just gone back to the well. He’s plunged deeper than ever into it.

Created by Joe Penhall and

Read more at: http://www.vulture.com/2017/11/david-fincher-serial-killers-mindhunter-seven-zodiac.html

My Friend Dahmer Disturbing Movie Real Serial Killer – Refinery29

It’s pretty uncanny how similar they look… #myfrienddahmer #rosslynch (Right picture made by @vaporshor)

A post shared by Ready Set Rock (@r5_rocks_rossy) on Oct 4, 2016 at 10:52pm PDT

Read more at: http://www.refinery29.com/2017/10/178909/my-friend-dahmer-jeffrey-scariest-serial-killer-story

Inside The Mind Of A Serial Killer: How Accurate Is Netflix’s Mindhunter?

Jazmin Kopotsha
| Culture Writer | 1 day ago

The Debrief: Just how much of the new drama series is real?

The concept of serial killing is far too familiar to all of us. Depressing, disturbing and frightening as it obviously is, it’s a term we’ve become accustomed to through the news, through history and most intently through true crime dramas. 

Society’s strange fascination with serial killers is unwavering and has no doubt fuelled the outpouring of avidly watched murder documentaries over the last couple of years – Making a Murderer,

Read more at: http://www.thedebrief.co.uk/things-to-do/tv-and-film/mindhunter-netflix-real-story-20171068609

Al Pacino and Karl Urban hunt a serial killer in the thriller Hangman

I used to play hangman when I was a kid but then I grew up. Apparently serial killers don’t, and one has turned the harmless children’s pastime (unless you count millions of hanged stick figures) into a twisted game of cat and mouse. The mice in this instance are played by Karl Urban, as a no-nonsense police detective, and Al Pacino, as a former profiler who’s happily dragged out of retirement to pursue a case with links to his past.

The official plot synopsis is as follows:

A detective and a criminal profiler pursue a serial killer whose crimes are inspired by a children’s game called hangman.

Crime thrillers like these have been a dime a dozen over the years, particularly for TV-based crime procedurals that’ve covered serial killers and their twisted games ad nauseum. It doesn’t help that it was written by the pair

Read more at: http://www.criticalhit.net/entertainment/al-pacino-and-karl-urban-hunt-a-serial-killer-in-the-thriller-hangman/