I Am Not a Serial Killer: Dark Comedy Thriller Streams on Prime Video

The 2016 horror-thriller film "I Am Not a Serial Killer" is now streaming on Prime Video in Ireland and the UK, and on AMC+ and Shudder in the US. The film, based on Dan Wells' novel, follows a teenager with homicidal impulses as he tries to suppress his dark urges amidst a series of gruesome murders.

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I Am Not a Serial Killer: Dark Comedy Thriller Streams on Prime Video

I Am Not a Serial Killer: Dark Comedy Thriller Streams on Prime Video

The 2016 mystery horror-thriller film I Am Not a Serial Killer has been added to the streaming lineup on Prime Video. Co-written and directed by Irish filmmaker Billy O'Brien, the movie centers around John Wayne Cleaver, a teenager diagnosed as a sociopath with homicidal impulses, living in a small Midwestern town in the US.

John, played by Max Records, works at the funeral home owned by his mother, portrayed by Laura Fraser. He controls his dark urges with strict rules and regular therapy sessions with Karl Geary's character. However, when a series of gruesome murders occurs in his town, John becomes embroiled in a dangerous cat-and-mouse game with the killer, all while trying to suppress his own murderous tendencies. The film also features Christopher Lloyd in a key role and is based on the hit novel of the same name by Dan Wells.

Upon its release, I Am Not a Serial Killer garnered critical acclaim, holding an impressive 93% Rotten Tomatoes score. Empire praised the performances, stating, "O'Brien here both successfully reintroduces Max Records to the world, and elicits Christopher Lloyd's best performance in a long time. His film deserves cult classic status at the very least." The Guardian described it as "a pleasingly macabre study of a mixed-up teen who could be a Dexter-in-waiting," while the Observer (UK) noted that the film "[sinks] its storytelling teeth deep enough to draw blood, while still retaining the flesh-wound frivolity of cackling morbid fun."

Screen International highlighted the film's unique blend of genres, commenting, "A sticky vein of macabre humour is a key selling point for this genre-blurring adaptation of the cult novel by Dan Wells." This dark comedic element sets I Am Not a Serial Killer apart from traditional horror-thrillers, making it a compelling watch for fans of unconventional storytelling.

As of May 2024,I Am Not a Serial Killeris currently streaming on Prime Video in Ireland and the UK. For viewers in the US, the film is available on AMC+ and Shudder. With its captivating performances, genre-bending narrative, and critical acclaim, this dark comedythrilleris poised to find a new audience and potentially achieve cult classic status among streaming viewers.