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Secrets Of A Psychopath (2015/Cinema Epoch DVD)

Picture: B Sound: B Extras: C Film: D

Secrets of a Psychopath (2015) has some interesting ideas but doesn't quite hit the mark. A low budget production, the film's plot isn't exactly original (the concept of a woman being lured into some sinister online) and uses suffocation as a weird sexual theme. The film is directed by legendary B-movie director Bert I. Gordon (Food of the Gods, Empire of the Ants, Village of the Giants).

Still living in his childhood home, Henry, aided by his older sister Catherine, sets up online dates for himself in order to finally get married. His first date with unsophisticated young Grace Borden, arrives in a cab and soon discovers that Catherine is a stern possessive woman and Henry is mentally unstable. Visions of her nudity has a traumatic effect on him.

As Grace cries hysterically, Henry and Catherine burst into the bridal chamber dressed as children, tie plastic wrap around Grace's head and suffocate her to death.

What led these stunted children to create such death traps is slowly revealed as they continue to search online for newer potential brides. Henry meets his match with a new girl named Georgette, the best friend of one of the victims.

Presented in standard definition with an anamorphic widescreen aspect ratio of 1.78:1 and a lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 track, the film looks and sounds fine on DVD. Oddly enough the menu asks you whether you want the 2.0 audio or the 5.1 one, which I thought was pretty obvious, that is for older systems or if mixdowns of the 5.1 are a problem.

Extras include a new interview with Bert L Gordon and a trailer.

If you're into borderline snuff then this might be up your alley, otherwise you aren't missing much by not seeing it.

- James Harland Lockhart V



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