Directed by: Scott Flynn
Starring: Patrick Bauchau (Albert Fish), Jack Conley (Det. Will King), Silas Weir Mitchell (Albert Jr.), Mollie Milligan (Gertrude), Jillian Armenante (Delia Budd), Lexi Ainsworth (Grace Budd), John Aylward (Captain Ayers)
Country: USA; Effed Up American Cinema
Genres: Based on a True Story, Serial Killers, Detective-Cops, Old-Young, Cannibalism, SelfHarm
Based on early twentieth-century serial killer, Albert Fish, who murdered and ate children.
A sneering performance by Patrick Bauchau leads a film that avoids the grisly, yet doesn’t let up on the horror of the crimes. There are minor references to Fish’s childhood, but as his son says in the film:
You can’t always look at what happens to people.
Sometimes you have to look at them,
How they act,
What they do.