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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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Mark Vadik (screenwriter)
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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 M (1931) See more »

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14 July 2016 | by Tss5078See all my reviews

It's possible for a film to have a cool title, cover, and even preview, but still be a complete waste of time, enter Cyrus: Mind of A Serial Killer. In a remote Midwestern community, over a hundred women have disappeared over the last twenty years. Not wanting to create a panic, the local authorities have explained away most as accidents and isolated incidents, while they search for the truth. The cover up has worked until a local reported is contacted by a man who claims to not only know the truth, but know who the killer is. The film is laid out in a flashback, as this mysterious man tells the life story of this man, Cyrus, and what created him, what he did, how he did it, and why. Just one problem, it's boring! This film is supposed to be an inside look at a serial killer and what makes him tick, how he operates, but not only does it move as slow as molasses, but you really don't even see much of anything! This is an independent film about a serial killer!? Where's the gore, blood, insanity? It's more like watching a documentary on the History channel. As for the cast, Brian Krause isn't a bad actor, but certainly not someone I would ever think of as a serial killer, he's just very quiet and emotionless throughout, in other words, boring. The old man, Lance Hendriksen, sits in a chair and tells a story the whole time, also boring. The producers of this film built it up to be this huge thing, an inside look at a serial killer the likes of which we've never seen before, and they were right, I've never been so bored watching a horror thriller in my entire life!


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