To Catch a Serial Killer, Directed by Sophano Van
To Catch a Serial Killer
Release Date: June 2, 2014
Release Format: Streaming, YouTube
MPAA Rating: TBD
Directed by: Sophano Van
Horror Sub-genre: Horror, Thriller
“Good friends, sunny Southern California weather, and the love of a man who would do anything for her; Megan was living the life she had always dreamed of. Her dream would soon turn into a nightmare when she walks down the wrong alley and finds herself face to face with a merciless serial killer.”
“To Catch a Serial Killer” is a short horror-thriller about a young, happy couple, whose life is going great, and who could have everything they could possibly want. However, their happy lives are short-lived when Megan comes face-to-face with a ruthless masked serial killer while walking through a dark alley and is brutally murdered. Her fiancée, Noel, goes on a search to find her mysterious killer and bring him to justice.
Story/Plot – This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of a plot like this, however, the plot and the story plays out really well, and it sets apart from the rest.
Direction/Execution – Director Sophano Van does really well at the direction and execution of “To Catch a Serial Killer”.
Acting – The acting in “To Catch a Serial Killer” could have been better, especially that of Noel, the serial killer, and the dirty bum. They could have portrayed their characters better.
In just under ten minutes, “To Catch a Serial Killer” starts off a little on the slow side, but quickly gets straight to the point and delivers great results. Director, Sophano Van, grasps your attention and locks it in. There is not a moment of dullness, lingering, or wandering. However, I am not a fan of how the film ended. I feel like there was more to the story, but time ran out, and the camera just stopped rolling.
31-40 – Average
51-60 – Stunning
71-80 – Must See
81-90 – Amazing
91-100 – Impressive