There was a time when a psycho thriller like Faces in the Crowd would have received a wide theatrical release. There was also a time when such a movie would have been legally required to star Ashley Judd, but that’s another matter entirely.
Julian McMahon and Michael Shanks co-star in writer/director Julien Magnat’s serial killer chiller Faces in the Crowd that sees Milla Jovovich as the sole survivor of a serial killer who now finds herself suffering from a condition that makes it impossible for her to recognize faces, particularly the killer still at large and stalking her.
Face blindness, huh? Kind of like how in Color of Night Bruce Willis was so traumatized by a bloody death he lost his ability to see the color red. One can only hope Faces in the Crowd turns out better than Color of Night. But then Color of Night didn’t feature a serial killer named “Tearjerk Jack”.
Anna (Milla Jovovich) may be the only survivor of serial killer Tearjerk Jack’s horrendous reign, but left with “face blindness”, she is completely unable to identify him – or anyone else. Now, with only a loyal detective’s (Julian McMahon) face familiar to her, she cannot trust anyone as she struggles to resume her normal life and, plagued by fear and a vindictive Jack, to survive.
You will not be seeing writer/director Julien Magnat’s Faces in the Crowd at a theater near you anytime soon. Instead you should look for it on DVD and Blu-ray October 25th. A digital copy appears to be the only DVD extra included in this Millennium Entertainment/First Look Pictures.
Have a look at the trailer and cover art below. I take back what I said earlier about this being tailor-made for Ashley Judd. If I suffered from face blindness, I’d watch this trailer and be convinced Faces in the Crowd was an early-to-mid-1990’s Madeline Stowe thriller.
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