Sometimes I wonder if Kane Hodder doesn’t take that “KILL” lip tattoo a little too seriously. Hopefully he won’t get “BIND” and “TORTURE” tattooed in his nostrils in honor of the May release of his latest direct-to-DVD offering, B.T.K.
B.T.K. sees Hodder cast as Dennis Rader, aka “The B.T.K. Killer.” The real-life serial killer earned his nickname from the cops based on his modus operandi: bind, torture, and then kill his victims. Making Rader’s tale all the more incredible was that the seemingly mild-mannered middle-aged compliance officer was a leader in his church even as he preyed on innocent people for his power-tripping killing spree.
The writer-director of B.T.K. is Michael Feifer, a filmmaker who seems to love casting actors best known for playing movie maniacs, such as last year’s Dracula’s Guest (review here), which featured Andrew “Leatherface” Bryniarski as Count Dracula. He’s also no stranger to making low budget movies about true-life mass murderers. He previously directed Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield, Chicago Massacre: Richard Speck, and Boston Strangler: The Untold Story (click here for links to all three films). Feifer also recently completed work on a movie about serial killer Henry Lee Lucas starring Antonio Sabato, Jr., in the title role.
Lionsgate will release B.T.K. on DVD May 12th, 2009.
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