History Film / TheKillerInsideMe

18th Apr '18 1:40:55 PM NickHunter26
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* BondageIsBad: Averted, despite Lou being a sociopathic and sadistic killer, having sadomasochistic fantasies is in no way described as wrong. The only times it is is when Lou spank Joyce without her consent and [[spoiler:during a sequence showing an underage Lou as an underage kid beating his babysitter]]. Otherwise, Lou BDSM relationships with Joyce and Amy are shown as loving and perfectly sane.

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* BondageIsBad: Averted, despite Lou being a sociopathic and sadistic killer, having sadomasochistic fantasies is in no way described as wrong. The only times it is is when Lou spank Joyce without her consent and [[spoiler:during a sequence showing an underage Lou as an underage kid beating his babysitter]]. Otherwise, Lou BDSM relationships with Joyce and Amy are shown as loving and perfectly sane.



* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Lou is shown as having genuine affection for Joyce (although it doesn't stop him from beating her to a bloody pulp and use her for his revenge plan) and is show as partly regretting his action multiple times in the film. Later when [[spoiler:he has been arrested and sent in a mental institution, he hallucinates films being shown in his cell, showing a smiling Joyce]].



* FreudianExcuse: The camera pans over the main character's bookshelf, lingering prominently on a volume of Freud. He immediately takes a Bible off the same shelf, opens it, [[spoiler:and finds forgotten photographs of his father's sadomasochistic relationship with the housekeeper, Helene. She sexually abused Lou when he was young as well, instructing him to hit and spank her, telling him that she "likes it when he hurts her", likely planting the seeds of hs]].

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* FreudianExcuse: The camera pans over the main character's bookshelf, lingering prominently on a volume of Freud. He immediately takes a Bible off the same shelf, opens it, [[spoiler:and finds forgotten photographs of his father's sadomasochistic relationship with the housekeeper, Helene. She sexually abused Lou when he was young as well, instructing him to hit and spank her, telling him that she "likes it when he hurts her", likely planting the seeds of hs]].his sociopathy in him]].



* ManipulativeBastard: Lou, giving his reputation as a perfect SouthernGentleman in the town, have people to have total faith in him and so they naturally tend to confide to him. He manages to pull off a scheme that got everyone right where he wanted them to be: Elmer plans to run off with Joyce, using the money his father gave him, Chester wants Joyce to get out of town to leave Elmer alone and ask Lou to help him with it; Joyce for her part believes that Lou is going to join her after she leaves Elmer in the lurch, when Lou really convinced ''him'' that he would help them get away quietly. In the end, he has killed [[spoiler:Joyce and Elmer]] has everyone believed that [[spoiler:the two killed each other]] without no one suspecting him as no one involved believed he had contact with the others. So he made everyone believe he was working for them without ''any'' of them knowing he was using ''all'' of them. Give this bastard a cookie!



* RapeAsBackstory: Lou's backstory is that he was the victim of sexual abuse and a sexual abuser
* Sadist: Lou.

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* RapeAsBackstory: Lou's backstory is that he was [[spoiler:was the victim of sexual abuse abuse]] and a sexual abuser
abuser.
* Sadist: Lou.{{Sadist}}: Lou, all the way.
* SerialKiller: Lou qualified as over the course of the film he kills [[spoiler:Joyce, Elmer, Johnnie, Amy and even several police officers when he blow up his house with him in it]].



* ThenLetMeBeEvil: Implied by tis quote (although it sounds more like a crappy justification that Lou is trying to come up with):
--> '''Lou''': It was almost like there was a plot against me. I've done something wrong when I was a kid, and I had my nose rubbed in it day after day.



* YourCheatingHeart: Lou, two times to Amy and Joyce.

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* YourCheatingHeart: Lou, two multiple times to Amy and Joyce.towards Amy.
21st Jan '18 10:01:17 AM NickHunter26
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* BondageIsBad: Averted, despite Lou being a sociopathic and sadistic killer, having sadomasochistic fantasies is in no way described as wrong. The only times it is is when Lou spank Joyce without her consent and [[spoiler:during a sequence showing an underage Lou as an underage kid beating his babysitter]]. Otherwise, Lou BDSM relationships with Joyce and Amy are shown as loving and perfectly sane.



* FreudianExcuse: The camera pans over the main character's bookshelf, lingering prominently on a volume of Freud. He immediately takes a Bible off the same shelf, opens it, and finds forgotten photographs of his father's sadomasochistic relationship with the housekeeper, Helene. She sexually abused Lou when he was young as well.

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* FreudianExcuse: The camera pans over the main character's bookshelf, lingering prominently on a volume of Freud. He immediately takes a Bible off the same shelf, opens it, and [[spoiler:and finds forgotten photographs of his father's sadomasochistic relationship with the housekeeper, Helene. She sexually abused Lou when he was young as well.well, instructing him to hit and spank her, telling him that she "likes it when he hurts her", likely planting the seeds of hs]].



* Sadist: Lou.



* YourCheatingHeart: Lou two times Amy and Joyce.

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* YourCheatingHeart: Lou Lou, two times to Amy and Joyce.
2nd Jul '17 4:47:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* FreudianExcuse: The camera pans over the main character's bookshelf, lingering prominently on a volume of Freud. He immediately takes a Bible off the same shelf, opens it, and finds forgotten photographs of his father's sadomasochistic relationship with the housekeeper, Helene.

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* FreudianExcuse: The camera pans over the main character's bookshelf, lingering prominently on a volume of Freud. He immediately takes a Bible off the same shelf, opens it, and finds forgotten photographs of his father's sadomasochistic relationship with the housekeeper, Helene. She sexually abused Lou when he was young as well.
7th May '16 7:59:45 PM Mdumas43073
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17th Feb '16 12:13:36 PM JamesAustin
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->''"Name of Joyce Lakeland. Lives about four or five miles out on Derrick Road past the old Branch place."''
->''"Oh, I know the old Branch place. She a hustling lady, Bob?"''
->''"Well, I guess so, but she's - she's been pretty decent about it."''
-->--'''Sheriff Bob Maples and Lou Ford'''

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->''"Name ->'''Sheriff Bob Maples:''' Name of Joyce Lakeland. Lives about four or five miles out on Derrick Road past the old Branch place."''
->''"Oh,
\\
'''Lou Ford:''' Oh,
I know the old Branch place. She a hustling lady, Bob?"''
->''"Well,
Bob?\\
'''Sheriff Bob Maples:''' Well,
I guess so, but she's - she's been pretty decent about it."''
-->--'''Sheriff Bob Maples and Lou Ford'''



''The Killer Inside Me'' is a 2010 psychological horror film by Creator/MichaelWinterbottom based on the novel by Jim Thompson. It stars Casey Affleck (Lou), Creator/JessicaAlba (Joyce) and Creator/KateHudson (Amy).

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''The Killer Inside Me'' is a 2010 psychological horror film by Creator/MichaelWinterbottom based on the novel by Jim Thompson. It stars Casey Affleck Creator/CaseyAffleck (Lou), Creator/JessicaAlba (Joyce) and Creator/KateHudson (Amy).
13th Sep '15 7:45:09 PM Fireblood
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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted. Joyce's beauty is mostly destroyed after Lou is done with her. [[spoiler:When she reappears at the end of the film, her entire face is covered in scars.]]

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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted.{{Averted}}. Joyce's beauty is mostly destroyed after Lou is done with her. [[spoiler:When she reappears at the end of the film, her entire face is covered in scars.]]



* FakePregnancy: Amy attempts this in an effort to get Lou to hurry up and marry her already, only for inform to drily inform her that he's infertile.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Lou Ford never loses his puppydog eyes, southern drawl and [[SouthernGentleman gentlemanly ways]], even when he's beating someone to death.

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* FakePregnancy: Amy attempts this in an effort to get Lou to hurry up and marry her already, only for inform him to drily inform her that he's infertile.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Lou Ford never loses his puppydog puppy dog eyes, southern drawl and [[SouthernGentleman gentlemanly ways]], even when he's beating someone to death.



* FreudianExcuse: The camera pans over the main character's bookshelf, lingering prominently on a volume of Freud. He immediately takes a bible off the same shelf, opens it, and finds forgotten photographs of his father's sadomasochistic relationship with the housekeeper, Helene.

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* FreudianExcuse: The camera pans over the main character's bookshelf, lingering prominently on a volume of Freud. He immediately takes a bible Bible off the same shelf, opens it, and finds forgotten photographs of his father's sadomasochistic relationship with the housekeeper, Helene.



* NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization: Joyce starts hitting Lou, Lou hits her back, and then shoves her down on the bed and starts beating her with his belt. It's awful... until he apologizes, looking shocked at himself, and she tells him it's OK and kisses him. They then begin an S&M relationship.

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* NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization: Joyce starts hitting Lou, Lou hits her back, and then shoves her down on the bed and starts beating her with his belt. It's awful... until he belt, which she shows signs of beginning to enjoy mid-way through. He apologizes, looking shocked at himself, and she tells him it's OK okay and kisses him.him before they have consensual sex. They then begin an S&M relationship.



* YourCheatingHeart: Lou two times Amy and Joyce

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* YourCheatingHeart: Lou two times Amy and Joyce
Joyce.
3rd Jul '15 4:41:02 AM Folamh3
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* AssholeVictim: Chester Conway is an overbearing jerk and his son is wildly irresponsible but damn did They not deserve what happened.

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* AssholeVictim: Chester Conway is an overbearing jerk and his son is wildly irresponsible but damn damn, they did They not deserve what happened.
3rd Jul '15 4:37:52 AM Folamh3
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* FakePregnancy: Amy attempts this in an effort to get Lou to hurry up and marry her already, only for inform to drily inform her that he's infertile.
2nd Jun '15 6:11:17 AM Morgenthaler
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''The Killer Inside Me'' is a 2010 psychological horror film based of the novel by Jim Thompson. It stars Casey Affleck (Lou), Creator/JessicaAlba (Joyce) and Creator/KateHudson (Amy).

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''The Killer Inside Me'' is a 2010 psychological horror film by Creator/MichaelWinterbottom based of on the novel by Jim Thompson. It stars Casey Affleck (Lou), Creator/JessicaAlba (Joyce) and Creator/KateHudson (Amy).
24th Dec '14 5:03:16 PM ANTMuddle
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''The Killer Inside Me'' is a 2010 psychological horror film based of the novel by Jim Thompson. It stars Casey Affleck (Lou), Creator/JessicaAlba (Joyce) and Kate Hudson (Amy).

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''The Killer Inside Me'' is a 2010 psychological horror film based of the novel by Jim Thompson. It stars Casey Affleck (Lou), Creator/JessicaAlba (Joyce) and Kate Hudson Creator/KateHudson (Amy).
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