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Serial Killers: The Real Life Hannibal Lecters (2001)

This documentary examines a selection of real life serial killers and compares them to the fictional Hannibal Lecter.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Morgan Richard Morgan ... Narrator
Melanie Porter Melanie Porter ... Victim 1
Jennifer Franks Jennifer Franks ... Victim 2
Deane Hughes Deane Hughes ... Serial Killer
Phil Morrison Phil Morrison ... Hannibal Lecter
O. Stewart Montgomery O. Stewart Montgomery ... Albert Fish
Barbara Eves Barbara Eves ... Delia Budd
Gerald Higgins Gerald Higgins ... Andrei Chikatilo
Derek Baker Derek Baker ... Victim 3
John Romone John Romone ... Dahmer's Killer
Gerald P. Boyle Gerald P. Boyle ... Himself - Dahmer's Defense Attorney
Rita Isbell Rita Isbell ... Herself - Brother 'Eroll' killed by Dahmer
Jack Levin Jack Levin ... Himself - Criminologist
Richard Laurie Richard Laurie ... Himself - Author
E. Michael McCann E. Michael McCann ... Himself - District Attorey in Dahmer's Case


This documentary examines a selection of real life serial killers and compares them to the fictional Hannibal Lecter.

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Serial Killers: The Real Life Hannibal Lechters
14 December 2018 | by a_baronSee all my reviews

How do you make a documentary about serial killers on the cheap? You take several documentaries about serial killers, remove chunks from each of them, then splice them together, which is what the people, or more likely the person, behind this did.

"The Real Life Hannibal Lechters" concentrates on Albert Fish, Andrew Chikatilo and Jeffrey Dahmer. There are brief interviews with two relatives of Dahmer victims, but mostly we hear from pundits including psychobabbler Jack Levin who tells us they do it because they enjoy it. No kidding.

Robert Ressler has a four letter word fo their handiwork: evil. Er, yes. Don't watch this unless you are a total neophyte. Having said that, it isn't that bad. Apart from the contents of Jeffrey Dahmer's refridgerator, of course.

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