The Alphabet Killer

The Alphabet Killer


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The Alphabet Killer

Wrong Turn director Rob Schmidt takes the helm for this thriller inspired by the grim true-life exploits of an alphabet-obsessed New York serial killer and starring Timothy Hutton, Cary Elwes, Eliza Dushku, and Michael Ironside. When Rochester, NY-based police investigator Megan Paige (Dushku) discovers that ten year old Carla Castillo was brutally raped and murdered in nearby Churchville, she becomes convinced that the department is dealing with a serial killer. Paige is a driven detective whose devotion to her job often crosses the border into obsession. Her fiancé, Kenneth Shine (Elwes), is a lieutenant with the Rochester Police Department, and as both jockey for the same promotion, the cracks in their relationship begin to show. Later, when Megan becomes haunted by visions of Carla and fails to solve the case, a concerned Captain Gullikson (Tom Noonan) takes her off of the case. Suffering a nervous breakdown shortly thereafter, Megan is diagnosed with adult onset of paranoid schizophrenia and placed in a psychiatric hospital, where she promptly breaks off her engagement to Kenneth. Two years later, Megan has returned to the precinct as a records clerk, and Kenneth is now the head of the department. Over time, Megan begins developing a friendship with wheelchair-bound Richard Ledge (Hutton). When a local girl named Wendy Walsh is abducted, raped, and murdered in Webster, Megan convinces Kenneth to let her ride along with Detective Steven Harper (Tom Malloy) as an advisor to the case. But the gruesome nature of the case once again prompts strange visions for Megan. Now she is haunted by two murder victims, and to make matters worse, she's beginning to develop embarrassing involuntary ticks and stops taking her medication. As the hallucinations get worse and the case starts to run cold, Megan struggles to find the one piece of evidence that will lead them to the killer before her dark side takes over once again.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/06/2009
UPC: 0013131632590
Original Release: 2007
Rating: NR
Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:38:00
Sales rank: 35,063

Special Features

Audio commentary with producer Isen Robbins and director Rob Schmidt; Audio commentary with writer/producer/actor Tom Malloy; A to Z: The Making of the Alphabet Killer; First Victim - alternate scene

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eliza Dushku Megan Paige
Cary Elwes Captain Kenneth Shine
Timothy Hutton Richard Ledge
Tom Malloy Detective Steven Harper
Michael Ironside Captain Nathan Norcross
Bill Moseley Carl Tanner
Larry Hankin Perry
Tom Noonan Captain Ray Gullikson
Brian Scannell Jay Castillo
Carl Lumbly Dr. Ellis Parks
Melissa Leo Kathy Walsh
Jack McGee Hank

Technical Credits
Rob Schmidt Director
Nicole Abellera Casting
Brandon Baker Executive Producer
Nancy Nayor Battino Casting
Mark Clark Executive Producer
Natasha Cuba Casting
Joe Desalvo Cinematographer
Eliza Dushku Associate Producer
Lynn Falconer Costumes/Costume Designer
Lusi Filba Executive Producer
Izak Filba Executive Producer
Ron Gell Executive Producer
Nesim Hason Executive Producer
Sezin Hason Executive Producer
Ashley Holloway Associate Producer
Alicia Keywan Production Designer
Tom Malloy Producer,Screenwriter
Nancy Nayor Casting
Eric Perlmutter Score Composer
Greg Polisseni Executive Producer
Frank Reynolds Editor
Isen Robbins Producer
Aimee Schoof Producer
Russ Terlecki Producer
Kelly Wagner Casting
Straw Weisman Associate Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Alphabet Killer
1. Main Titles [4:16]
2. War Room [4:20]
3. Grieving Parents [6:23]
4. Act of Desperation [6:23]
5. Ignoring the Ghosts [4:22]
6. Another Victim [5:25]
7. Task Force [8:27]
8. Under Suspicion [7:23]
9. The Third Victim [4:17]
10. Hostage Situation [9:23]
11. Deceptions & Connections [4:32]
12. St. Michael's Church [4:52]
13. From the Frying Pan... [6:04]
14. The Alphabet Killer [8:05]
15. Running Free [5:43]
16. End Credits [4:04]

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The Alphabet Killer 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The film is loosely based on true events, although the real murders were never actually solved. It's an entertaining "who-done-it", with phychological and supernatural overtones.
GinaK More than 1 year ago
I found this video to be the work of a talented new director from whom I hope to see more. The performances were very convincing, the plot had interesting twists, and the atmosphere was fresh and oompelling throughout. Definitely worth a look and deserved the good reviews it received.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago