History Film / TheAlphabetKiller

10th Apr '17 7:11:57 PM CosmicFerret
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Facing opposition from her colleagues and superiors, Megan spends nearly every waking moment trying to find the connections that will prove her theory and uncover the identity of the killer. She grows so obsessed with the case that her fiance, another Rochester detective named Kenneth Shine (Cary Elwes), begins to worry for her health. As the weeks go by with no new leads, Detective Paige begins to notice strange things... she can hear the young girl's voice whispering to her, and at times can even [[ISeeDeadPeople see her ghostly figure]] standing before her, pleading for help. When Megan's captain takes her off of the case the strain finally becomes too much to bear, and, while begging for the forgiveness of the decaying young girl standing above her, Megan slashes her wrists.

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Facing opposition from her colleagues and superiors, Megan spends nearly every waking moment trying to find the connections that will prove her theory and uncover the identity of the killer. She grows so obsessed with the case that her fiance, another Rochester detective named Kenneth Shine (Cary Elwes), (Creator/CaryElwes), begins to worry for her health. As the weeks go by with no new leads, Detective Paige begins to notice strange things... she can hear the young girl's voice whispering to her, and at times can even [[ISeeDeadPeople see her ghostly figure]] standing before her, pleading for help. When Megan's captain takes her off of the case the strain finally becomes too much to bear, and, while begging for the forgiveness of the decaying young girl standing above her, Megan slashes her wrists.



''The Alphabet Killer'' is a [[SpeculativeFiction horror]] thriller directed by Rob Schmidt (''Film/WrongTurn''), starring Creator/ElizaDushku and Cary Elwes (''Film/SawI'', ''Film/KissTheGirls''). The film was released in 2008.

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''The Alphabet Killer'' is a [[SpeculativeFiction horror]] thriller directed by Rob Schmidt (''Film/WrongTurn''), starring Creator/ElizaDushku and Cary Elwes Creator/CaryElwes (''Film/SawI'', ''Film/KissTheGirls''). The film was released in 2008.



** Cary Elwes starred as the serial killer Casanova in ''Film/KissTheGirls''.

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** Cary Elwes Creator/CaryElwes starred as the serial killer Casanova in ''Film/KissTheGirls''.
11th Mar '17 2:45:52 PM nombretomado
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** MichaelIronside, who plays Wagner Police Captain [[AlliterativeName Nathan Norcross]], has played villains in numerous roles throughout his long career, including his roles in ''Film/{{Scanners}}'' and ''Film/TotalRecall1990''.

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** MichaelIronside, Creator/MichaelIronside, who plays Wagner Police Captain [[AlliterativeName Nathan Norcross]], has played villains in numerous roles throughout his long career, including his roles in ''Film/{{Scanners}}'' and ''Film/TotalRecall1990''.
1st Apr '16 3:08:30 PM Naoto_best_waifu
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* TheSponsor: Though it is not drug related, head of Paige's support group Richard Ledge acts in this capacity for her, giving her advice on dealing with the resurgence of her visions and even helping her out when she later gets in trouble with the police.

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* TheSponsor: Though it is not drug related, head of Paige's support group Richard Ledge acts in this capacity for her, giving her advice on dealing with the resurgence of her visions and even helping her out when she later gets in trouble with the police. [[spoiler: He's the killer.]]
24th Oct '15 9:20:44 AM Fireblood
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* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: Paige after discovering the killer's identity is forced into a mental institution and sedated. It is implied that she remains there for years, unable to do anything as more and more ghosts of dead girls crowd around her.]]

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* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: Paige Paige, after discovering the killer's identity identity, is forced into a mental institution and sedated. It is implied that she remains there for years, unable to do anything as more and more ghosts of dead girls crowd around her.]]



%%* DownerEnding

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%%* DownerEnding* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Paige is involuntarily committed to a mental institution as the killer escapes, with her unable to stop him from killing more girls, though she vows she'll find a way.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: Paige, unable to cope with hearing and [[ISeeDeadPeople seeing the dead girl]], attempted suicide by cutting her wrists.
18th May '15 1:47:49 AM erforce
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''The Alphabet Killer'' is a [[SpeculativeFiction horror]] thriller directed by Rob Schmidt (''Film/WrongTurn''), starring Creator/ElizaDushku and Cary Elwes (''{{Saw}}'', ''Film/KissTheGirls''). The film was released in 2008.

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''The Alphabet Killer'' is a [[SpeculativeFiction horror]] thriller directed by Rob Schmidt (''Film/WrongTurn''), starring Creator/ElizaDushku and Cary Elwes (''{{Saw}}'', (''Film/SawI'', ''Film/KissTheGirls''). The film was released in 2008.
29th Dec '14 10:56:26 AM nombretomado
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In the woods near Churchville, New York, the body of a young girl named [[AlliterativeName Carla Castillo]] is discovered. Having been brutally raped and strangled to death, many of the police investigating the case believe her to be the victim of a disorganized killer who struck out in a fit of rage. Detective Megan Paige (ElizaDushku) of the Rochester Police Department, however, has a different idea. Owing to her ability to focus obsessively on all of the minute details of the cases she works, Paige has built up an impressive track record of convictions in the past. And now, it is those small details that tell her this attack was anything but random. The facts that the killer redressed the victim after killing her, that several witnesses saw the girl getting into an unidentified vehicle of her own volition, and the strange "coincidence" that the initials of the girls name (C.C.) are the same as that of the town her body was dumped in all lead the young detective to believe that the crime is the work of a serial killer.

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In the woods near Churchville, New York, the body of a young girl named [[AlliterativeName Carla Castillo]] is discovered. Having been brutally raped and strangled to death, many of the police investigating the case believe her to be the victim of a disorganized killer who struck out in a fit of rage. Detective Megan Paige (ElizaDushku) (Creator/ElizaDushku) of the Rochester Police Department, however, has a different idea. Owing to her ability to focus obsessively on all of the minute details of the cases she works, Paige has built up an impressive track record of convictions in the past. And now, it is those small details that tell her this attack was anything but random. The facts that the killer redressed the victim after killing her, that several witnesses saw the girl getting into an unidentified vehicle of her own volition, and the strange "coincidence" that the initials of the girls name (C.C.) are the same as that of the town her body was dumped in all lead the young detective to believe that the crime is the work of a serial killer.



''The Alphabet Killer'' is a [[SpeculativeFiction horror]] thriller directed by Rob Schmidt (''Film/WrongTurn''), starring ElizaDushku and Cary Elwes (''{{Saw}}'', ''Film/KissTheGirls''). The film was released in 2008.

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''The Alphabet Killer'' is a [[SpeculativeFiction horror]] thriller directed by Rob Schmidt (''Film/WrongTurn''), starring ElizaDushku Creator/ElizaDushku and Cary Elwes (''{{Saw}}'', ''Film/KissTheGirls''). The film was released in 2008.
5th Nov '14 9:48:25 AM Anicomicgeek
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** Carl Lumbly, who plays Paige's therapist Dr. Ellis Parks, did voice work as the villain "Stalker" in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''.

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** Carl Lumbly, Creator/CarlLumbly, who plays Paige's therapist Dr. Ellis Parks, did voice work as the villain "Stalker" in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''.
31st Oct '14 4:29:51 PM Kingbacon
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6th Sep '14 4:34:07 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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''The Alphabet Killer'' is a [[SpeculativeFiction horror]] thriller directed by Rob Schmidt (''Film/WrongTurn''), starring ElizaDushku and Cary Elwes (''{{Saw}}'', ''KissTheGirls''). The film was released in 2008.

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''The Alphabet Killer'' is a [[SpeculativeFiction horror]] thriller directed by Rob Schmidt (''Film/WrongTurn''), starring ElizaDushku and Cary Elwes (''{{Saw}}'', ''KissTheGirls'').''Film/KissTheGirls''). The film was released in 2008.
4th Jun '14 7:48:50 PM Fireblood
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* AlliterativeName - This is how the killer chooses his victims, as well as the area he dumps the bodies.
* AndIMustScream - [[spoiler: Paige after discovering the killer's identity is forced into a mental institution and sedated. It is implied that she remains there for years, unable to do anything as more and more ghosts of dead girls crowd around her.]]
* DefectiveDetective - Detective Paige always knew that she was different from her colleagues in her uncanny obsessive tendencies. She did not know, however, that it would lead to a psychotic break.

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* AlliterativeName - AlliterativeName: This is how the killer chooses his victims, as well as the area he dumps the bodies.
* AndIMustScream - AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: Paige after discovering the killer's identity is forced into a mental institution and sedated. It is implied that she remains there for years, unable to do anything as more and more ghosts of dead girls crowd around her.]]
* DefectiveDetective - DefectiveDetective: Detective Paige always knew that she was different from her colleagues in her uncanny obsessive tendencies. She did not know, however, that it would lead to a psychotic break.



* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory - The plot is based on the real-life events of the Alphabet murders that took place in New York in the 1970s. The screenwriter took great liberties with the details, however, and one of the few similarities left to the actual case was the killer's choice of victims with [[AlliterativeName alliterative names]].

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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory - VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The plot is based on the real-life events of the unsolved Alphabet murders that took place in New York in the 1970s. The screenwriter took great liberties with the details, however, and one of the few similarities left to the actual case was the killer's choice of victims with [[AlliterativeName alliterative names]].
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