I've been putting off the writing of this review for to long, mainly because it's hard for me to review it without being biased. I've talked with the filmmaker, John Borowski, about it from the conception and idea until the final finished product was done. It's a film I've looked forward to seeing finished for about 4 or 5 years now. And now that it's done and out, I couldn't be more pleased.
The film contains some very good friends of mine. Helping John get in contact with some of them and seeing how great their interviews are in the film puts a smile on my face. I love the fact that these people are getting to be seen and heard in an outlet that they might not have had before.
Serial Killer Culture is a film about art that focuses on serial murder and serial murderers. Crimes and criminals that have inspired musicians, artists, authors, filmmakers, and collectors of crime memorabilia. The people interviewed contain bands Macabre, Sparzanza, The World Famous Crawlspace Brothers. The guide from The Dahmer Tours. Filmmaker John Borowski. Author Steven Gianangelo. Artists Joe Coleman, Hart Fisher, Clint Carney, David Van Gough, Sam Hane. Collectors Matthew Aaron, Rick Staton, and myself.
Some of you may have seen an older documentary called Collectors which featured Rick Staton. This kinda updates you on how he has changed his opinion on some of the items he has collected. His interview makes a lot of good points about why and how people get interested in this sort of thing.
The artists included are insanely talented. The musicians singing songs about killers are as well. Hart Fisher is a funny guy, but his story gets serious. Joe Coleman's closing comments are fantastic, and Steven Gianangelo's opinions are spot on. Matthew Aaron's interview about his museum and the items in it was great, and I was lucky enough to have my spot filmed there as well. His collection is truly one of the best I've ever seen and he is one of the best people I've had the pleasure to meet in this strange hobby of ours. Rich and Ethan from the Crawlspace brothers play some of their songs and share a few laughs as well.