10 Rillington Place (1971)

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Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Starring: Richard Attenborough (John Christie), John Hurt (Timothy Evans), Judy Geeson (Beryl), Pat Heywood (Ethel Christie)
Country: UK; Effed Up European Films
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs)
Runtime: 01:50:54
Genres: Serial Killers, Sexual-Violence against Women, Based on a True Story

Plot – Spoilers:
Based on British serial killer John Christie, this covers some of his killings, but is more dedicated to the travesty involving Timothy Evans, whom Christie managed to successfully blame for some of his work. The real Christie’s necrophilia is also avoided here.

The beautiful opening scene of a woman walking to her death on a 1940s street that’s lit only by her torchlight, while being waited on by a creepy man peering through his slightly open curtains sets the tone for a film that critically examines the manipulation of people’s trust, particularly when they’re vulnerable and suffering a medical condition.

John Christie lives with his blind-eyed wife at 10, Rillington Place, where he murders most of his female victims, pretending to be an almost-doctor. Christie is semi-educated and able to convincingly act grand enough around his victims, who are too uneducated to see through the mistakes he makes while pompously delivering lines like, The liquid takes out the carbon monoxide, or CO2, as we call it.

Richard Attenborough plays John Christie with a calm grace that makes it believable that a fraud could actually convince the unsuspecting about his qualifications. Wouldn’t be surprising at all, if Anthony Hopkins watched 10 Rillington Place while prepping for his role as Hannibal Lecter.

Random:
If you enjoyed this, you might want to have a look at director Richard Fleischer’s other serial killer film, The Boston Strangler.

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Where is Fred fat?
Where is Fred fat?
June 29, 2022 2:03 pm

Iā€™m the first one to comment!!!!

no one cares
no one cares
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July 2, 2022 1:13 am

fuck off

Peterb
Peterb
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July 2, 2022 8:23 am

I check out the comments to see the reception. I don’t give a fuck who’s here first. Contribute or shut the fuck up

Opeuhm
Opeuhm
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July 2, 2022 2:35 pm

Do you live on this site?

dillweed
dillweed
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July 28, 2022 9:08 am

its weird any of u even care or come here for actual film discussions lmao

muffles
muffles
June 29, 2022 2:44 pm

Creepy little tale and I am sure if it was re-made there would be more corpse-sex. Although I am not sure if its necro-play if the body is only half-dead.

Vampire Cat
Vampire Cat
Reply to  muffles
June 30, 2022 8:20 pm

i saw a mini series with Tim Roth as Christie called Rillington Place.

baptist7203
baptist7203
Reply to  muffles
July 1, 2022 6:14 pm

not that im trying to be funny or trying to mug you off but how can you be half dead?

muffles
muffles
Reply to  baptist7203
July 2, 2022 12:12 am

Would nearly-dead, almost-murdered suit you better. Half-dead as the process of killing them has not yet finished. It takes time and effort to strangle someone so there is a point where the person is alive but not concious and if left alone may recover. Dennis Nilsen found that out when he put one of his thought to be dead victims in the bath for cleaning.

As far as I am aware John did have sex with these women whilst he was killing them but did not return to have sex with them once the body was fully without life. Although it is considered that keeping the dead near you is an aspect of necro-play. I was just pondering if its really necro-play to have sex with someone during the killing process. Is it them being dead that gets the person hard or the violence against them.

John is also reported to having erectile problems but seemingly not with prostitutes which leads me to think for him power over another person was what gave him the horn.

muffles
muffles
Reply to  muffles
July 2, 2022 12:32 am

There is a rather rubbish book that is not worth buying but maybe can be found in a library: Necrophilia, Forensic and Medico-legal Aspects by Anil Aggrawal
It goes into detail on the subject but is very US centric and misses well known cases around the world including Jimmy Fix-It (bad-timing). It does talk about John but very speculative as to motivations.
It also does not say much on sex-dolls and it could be the improvement of these dolls over the years has actually helped reduce the need for actual dead bodies. Not sure if any people on here use such things or the Tenga stuff or even an innocent mellon. All of which could be a slippery-gateway into a life of ultimate depravity.

Regan MacNeil
Regan MacNeil
June 30, 2022 8:42 am

Second woman had it coming, I guess . . . Anyway, John Hurt is great in this. He was great in pretty much everything.

Sophie
Sophie
Reply to  Regan MacNeil
July 28, 2022 2:57 pm

You.do realise this is a true story.Nobody had it coming..non of these women & children deserved this horrible fait !

joe126
joe126
June 30, 2022 1:32 pm

I liked this one. There’s a miniseries too that is pretty good and creepy. Starts slow but draws you in.

fred fat
fred fat
June 30, 2022 8:09 pm

when dickie wasnt a luvvie

Atheist Robot
Atheist Robot
July 1, 2022 9:54 am

Pleasant movie that somehow reminds me of “The Golden Glove”, on the “sloppy disposal of bodies” aspect. Brothers and sisters, remember to take heed of your corpses – that’s a rule of thumb.

muffles
muffles
Reply to  Atheist Robot
July 1, 2022 11:54 am

Not all multiple killers are within driving distance to Saddleworth Moors. However I was pondering how so many hide bodies under floorboards and how in modern houses that just is not possible. It is estimated that there are about 2 active mulitple killers in the UK at any one time so the disposal problem must be solveable.

Atheist Robot
Atheist Robot
Reply to  muffles
July 2, 2022 4:55 am

Never forgetting that Sloth is a first-rank Sin. Discipline is not an end in itself, but a means to an end. And focus is prime in such matters.