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Cyrus (2010)

Not Rated | | Crime, Horror, Mystery | August 2010 (USA)
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An independent TV reporter and her cameraman interview a man in regards to a serial killer the man knew by the name of Cyrus. The man traces back through the story of the serial killer and why he became the monster he is.

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Mark Vadik

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tiffany Shepis ... Jill Danser
Max Lesser ... Rich
Brooke Parker Brooke Parker ... Alexis
Danielle Harris ... Maria
Winter Jones ... Tom (as Tony Yalda)
Kim Rhodes ... Dr. Albert
Doug Jones ... Dr. Dallas
Lance Henriksen ... Emmett
Tanya Newbould ... Molly
Anne Leighton ... Vicky
Shawna Waldron ... Chloe
Aris Mendoza ... Tina
Walter Bezt Walter Bezt ... Young Cyrus
Jill Sandmire ... Amber
Bill Miller Bill Miller ... John
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A small independent news crew investigates a series of unexplained disappearances in a small Midwestern county. They find themselves interviewing a man who possesses an all too intimate knowledge of the details of "The County Line Cannibal" - Cyrus. Based on a true story. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cyrus - Mind of a Serial Killer See more »

Filming Locations:

Niles, Michigan, USA See more »

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(DVD)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Contrary to the statement on the poster, this film does not tell a true story. However director Mark Vadik claims that elements of the story are inspired by Fritz Haarmann, the "Butcher of Hanover" who terrorized boys and men in post-WWI Germany, a killer who was also the inspiration for M (1931) among other films. See more »

Goofs

When Cyrus lights the fire to heat up the branding iron, the fire has only been lit for a couple of seconds before he removes the branding iron to use on the victims cheek. In reality the branding iron would need to stay in the fire a lot longer. See more »

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References A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) See more »

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Not the Most Original, But Fun For Horror Icon Fans
21 June 2011 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

A small independent news crew investigates a series of unexplained disappearances in a small Midwestern county.

This film will be a treat for those who love horror icons. Brian Krause ("Sleepwalkers") stars as Cyrus, with plenty of screen time for Danielle Harris as Maria and Lance Henriksen as Emmett. Even Doug Jones and Tiffany Shepis show up for a while.

This film has received some criticism for not being very original and following old horror movie, especially slasher, clichés. And yes, it does have some. But I think this was sort of the point... clearly the writer-director is a horror fan based on his casting, so he must have been paying homage to his favorites. This is no different than what Rob Zombie did with "House of 1000 Corpses" (though that one was a little too blatant in my opinion).

The film claims to be based on true events, which I strongly suspected was completely false. I called out director Mark Vadik on this, and he set the record straight: it is, in fact, based very loosely on the life of serial killer Fritz Haarmann, with some background details of other serial killers thrown in. So, I suppose, we have to let this slide. (I strongly urge you to look into Haarmann's story -- it is pretty graphic, and a closer telling would be an amazingly demented film.)

Vadik also informed me that the claim of the film being banned in six countries is true. They are ones you might expect -- United Arab Emirates and the Middle Eastern countries -- but this is still a cool claim. While any number of reasons could be behind the ban, there is one sequence involving breast feeding that likely got some people's heckles raised.

Check this one out. This is a breakout role for Brian Krause, who was already a big star from "Charmed". He spent much time researching killers -- particularly BTK and the Green River Killer -- for this role, and even did much of the second unit directing, picking up important shots of death scenes. His work is subtle, but the reason the film is good rather than forgettable.


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