Dan Wells’ I Am Not A Serial Killer Gets Film Adaptation

Dan Wells’ I Am Not A Serial Killer

Director: Billy O’Brien DecayMag.com Christopher Hyde Billy O'Brien Dan Wells (Novel) I am Not A Serial Killer


Christopher Hyde

Billy O’Brien Dan Wells

Dan Wells

Release Date: August 26, 2016

Release Format: Theatrical

MPAA Rating: Not Rated

Horror Sub-Genre: Thriller


I Am Not A Serial Killer is based on a novel of the same title written by Dan Wells. In a small Midwestern town, a troubled teen with homicidal tendencies must hunt down and destroy a supernatural killer whilst keeping his own inner demons at bay.


DecayMag.com. I Am Not A Serial Killer Billy O'Brien, Christopher Hyde, Dan Wells

I Am Not A Serial  Killer is nearing release. The Thriller will be directed by Billy O’Brien, and written by O’Brien and Christopher Hyde. Dan Wells wrote the original novel of the same title, that was published in 2009. The details:

John Wayne Cleaver is dangerous, and he knows it. He’s spent his life doing his best not to live up to his potential. He’s obsessed with serial killers, but really doesn’t want to become one.

So for his own sake, and the safety of those around him, he lives by rigid rules he’s written for himself, practicing normal life as if it were a private religion that could save him from damnation.

Now, for the first time, John has to confront a danger outside himself, a threat he can’t control, a menace to everything and everyone he would love, if only he could.


Trailer Summary

DecayMag.com I Am Not A Serial Killer Billy O'Brien, Christopher Hyde, Dan Wells. I.ytimg.

The trailer to I Am Not A Serial Killer is subtle but intense. John is a distraught young adult who has a split personality, almost like a secret life. Within him lies a homicidal maniac that he struggles to keep locked away. Until he witnesses a murder. The only way to stop this killer may be to confront his inner demons.


The plot is definitely an intriguing pitch. I like movies where bad guys do things for a good cause. We’ve seen this in the new Slasher show, where Tom, who has donned a ruthless killer himself, puts his life on the line to help and save Sarah.

It’s exciting to see Christopher Lloyd starring in I Am Not A Serial Killer. Of course, he’s no complete stranger to Horror. House of Monsters, Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys, Piranha 3D. Lloyd is another accomplished actor that has universal talent.

DecayMag.com I Am Not A Serial Killer Billy O'Brien, Christopher Hyde, Dan Wells.

At such an early age, Max Records has become accomplished. Especially after his outstanding performance in Where The Wild Things Are. He is also not a stranger to Horror, but I Am Not A Serial Killer is probably his darkest film yet. It will be interesting to see how he adapts such an in-depth role.

I Am Not  A Serial Killer will release in theaters August 26, 2016.


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