A Horrible Way to Die – Liebe tut weh (2010)

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A Horrible Way to Die – Liebe tut weh: Directed by Adam Wingard. With AJ Bowen, Amy Seimetz, Joe Swanberg, Brandon Carroll. An escaped murderer is in pursuit of his ex-girlfriend, who has fled to start a new life in a small town.

“A guy has a kidnapped girl in his trunk. He drives out somewhere during winter and chokes her to death. A girl assists an AA meeting. Another of the attendees introduced himself to her and slowly they begin a relationship although sheu0026#39;s traumatized and repressed. How these two stories relate we come to find out in flashbacks as this movie progresses.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eTurns out that the killer is a convicted serial killer who managed to escape while being transported somewhere. He steals cars and as the manhunt intensifies and his face is plastered all over the news, he threatens people to drive him across state lines.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe couple becomes intimate and she reveals her secret to the guy. She was the serial killeru0026#39;s girlfriend. She called the police on him after she followed him and discovered he had rented a storage unit to keep the bodies. But there is a twist in the relationship between her and the new guy.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eA Horrible Way to Die is a good title for a horror movie, except that it doesnu0026#39;t have anything to do with this movie. The idea comes up somewhere when the killer asks his gf how she would like to die. But thatu0026#39;s about it. We donu0026#39;t see any horrible killings. There is some after-the-fact gore, but nothing special. Itu0026#39;s a small budget movie that doesnu0026#39;t look or sound like it is. Wingard knows how direct and he knows hot to tell a story. And this movie looks very nice and sophisticated. Wingard has to employ a variety of tricks to overcome the main problem- the short script. So we get a lot of different and strange camera techniques that may seem out of place but that give this film its unique tone and atmosphere. We get moving but not shaky camera, out of focus, odd placement of the camera, things in the way. And almost all of it works, except for the distracting Christmas lights that the girl for some reason has everywhere in her house. The story works, even the way itu0026#39;s told, the surprise. The actors all do a good job, in particular Seimetz. And the film transmits the closeness and intimacy of the characters. Itu0026#39;s just not enough- not enough horror, not enough violence, not enough gore- after all this movie involves a serial killer.”


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