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* StalkerWithACrush: Theres a lengthy segment of John just watching Brooke in the dark outside.


* DaydreamSurprise: Cleaver was people watching during a therapy session, trying to figure out the relationship between fear and the actions that can cause events people fear. He watched a woman cross the street with this in mind, and she got hit by a car...and then didn't. It was all in his head.



* MadeYouLook: Cleaver was doing people watching during a therapy session, trying to figure out the relationship between fear and the actions that can cause events people fear. He watched a woman cross the street with this in mind, and she got hit by a car...and then didn't. It was all in his head.

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* AdaptationDyeJob: Brooke is a blonde in the novel but is a brunette in the film.


* MoralEventHorizon: Cleaver [[spoiler:attempts to asphyxiate Crowley's wife and knocks her out with a blunt object, but it is not fatal.]] This trope is then [[LampshareHanging lampshaded]] in conversation when he calls his therapist.


* TheShrink: Dr. Neblin is Cleaver's therapist, with a role not unlike Dr. Melfi on ''LiveActionTV/TheSopranos'': privy to everything except the most incriminating details.

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* TheShrink: Dr. Neblin is Cleaver's therapist, with a role not unlike Dr. Melfi on ''LiveActionTV/TheSopranos'': ''Series/TheSopranos'': privy to everything except the most incriminating details.


I Am Not a Serial Killer is a 2016 supernatural horror thriller film based on a [[Literature/IAmNotASerialKiller book]] of the same name. It is set in a small town where a string of mysterious serial killings are taking place, where each victim is missing a seemingly random body part (both internal and external). A recently diagnosed sociopath, John Wayne Cleaver, figures out who is doing the killings and gets more and more involved as he tries to understand how the killer relates to himself.

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Am Not a Serial Killer Killer'' is a 2016 supernatural horror thriller film based on a [[Literature/IAmNotASerialKiller book]] of the same name. It is set in a small town where a string of mysterious serial killings are taking place, where each victim is missing a seemingly random body part (both internal and external). A recently diagnosed sociopath, John Wayne Cleaver, figures out who is doing the killings and gets more and more involved as he tries to understand how the killer relates to himself.




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* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: [[spoiler: Cleaver puts up with Rob Anders' (of 232 Carnation Street) bullying until he calls his mother a slut, whichin he then threatens him while explaining his sociopathy. Cleaver finally taking fatal action against Crowley is prompted when Crowley takes his mother as a hostage in order to get his heart back.]]



* [[spoiler: EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Cleaver puts up with Rob Anders' (of 232 Carnation Street) bullying until he calls his mother a slut, whichin he then threatens him while explaining his sociopathy. Cleaver finally taking fatal action against Crowley is prompted when Crowley takes his mother as a hostage in order to get his heart back.]]


* PickyPeopleEater: [[spoiler:Crowley]] is a black-blooded monster who assumes human form and hunts humans routinely, as he needs to feast on a variety of fresh organs to survive.



* TheHunter: [[spoiler:Crowley]] is a black-blooded monster who assumes human form and hunts humans routinely, as he needs to feast on a variety of fresh organs to survive.


I Am Not a Serial Killer is a 2016 supernatural horror thriller film based on a [[Literature/IAmNotASerialKiller book]] of the same name. It is set in a small town where a string of mysterious serial killings are taking place, where each victim is missing a seemingly random body part. (both internal and external) A recently diagnosed sociopath, John Wayne Cleaver, figures out who is doing the killings and gets more and more involved as he tries to understand how the killer relates to himself.

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I Am Not a Serial Killer is a 2016 supernatural horror thriller film based on a [[Literature/IAmNotASerialKiller book]] of the same name. It is set in a small town where a string of mysterious serial killings are taking place, where each victim is missing a seemingly random body part. part (both internal and external) external). A recently diagnosed sociopath, John Wayne Cleaver, figures out who is doing the killings and gets more and more involved as he tries to understand how the killer relates to himself.


I Am Not a Serial Killer is a 2016 supernatural horror thriller film based on a [[Literature/IAmNotASerialKiller book]] of the same name. It is set in a small town where a string of mysterious serial killings are taking place, where each victim is missing seemingly random a body part. (both internal and external) A recently diagnosed sociopath, John Wayne Cleaver, figures out who is doing the killings and gets more and more involved as he tries to understand how the killer relates to himself.

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I Am Not a Serial Killer is a 2016 supernatural horror thriller film based on a [[Literature/IAmNotASerialKiller book]] of the same name. It is set in a small town where a string of mysterious serial killings are taking place, where each victim is missing a seemingly random a body part. (both internal and external) A recently diagnosed sociopath, John Wayne Cleaver, figures out who is doing the killings and gets more and more involved as he tries to understand how the killer relates to himself.


* SociopathHero: Cleaver is ultimately this, taking bolder and bolder steps against [[spoiler:the monstrous Crowley, ultimately killing him.]]

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* SociopathHero: SociopathicHero: Cleaver is ultimately this, taking bolder and bolder steps against [[spoiler:the monstrous Crowley, ultimately killing him.]]

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*[[spoiler: EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Cleaver puts up with Rob Anders' (of 232 Carnation Street) bullying until he calls his mother a slut, whichin he then threatens him while explaining his sociopathy. Cleaver finally taking fatal action against Crowley is prompted when Crowley takes his mother as a hostage in order to get his heart back.]]

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I Am Not a Serial Killer is a 2016 supernatural horror thriller film based on a [[Literature/IAmNotASerialKiller book]] of the same name. It is set in a small town where a string of mysterious serial killings are taking place, where each victim is missing seemingly random a body part. (both internal and external) A recently diagnosed sociopath, John Wayne Cleaver, figures out who is doing the killings and gets more and more involved as he tries to understand how the killer relates to himself.

The film is an Irish-British production directed by Billy O'Brein and was shot on location in the town [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia,_Minnesota Virginia, Minnesota.]] It stars Max Records as John Wayne Cleaver, a sociopath who needs to suppress his worst urges, Laura Fraser as April Cleaver, a mortician and John's mother, and Christopher Lloyd as Crowley, the Cleaver's neighbor from across the street.

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* BringMyBrownPants: Cleaver pees himself when he witnesses the monster's first kill.
* DyingDeclarationOfLove: [[spoiler:Crowley's last words to Cleaver and his mother, while exposed in his natural monster form, is to tell his wife that he loves her.]]
* ImpliedDeathThreat: Cleaver threatens a bully, Rob Anders (of 232 Carnation Street), in a fairly obvious but legally subtle enough way: Bringing up his own sociopathy, Anders' address, and pushing him back while explaining how he could kill Anders. (while saying he wouldn't)
* ImprovisedWeapon: [[spoiler:Crowley]] frequently used objects on scene as a weapon, like a fishing pole and barber's scissors. His supernatural prowess made just about anything a viable weapon.
* MadeYouLook: Cleaver was doing people watching during a therapy session, trying to figure out the relationship between fear and the actions that can cause events people fear. He watched a woman cross the street with this in mind, and she got hit by a car...and then didn't. It was all in his head.
* [[MalevolentMaskedMen Malevolent Masked Man]]: Cleaver wears a panda bear mask whenever he's about to take action against [[spoiler:Crowley]] or his family.
* MeaningfulName: John Wayne Cleaver's name is an homage to the serial killer John Wayne Gacy mixed with a weapon commonly associated with serial killers. The character has a fascination with serial killers and is shown suppressing his violent urges throughout the film.
* MonsterClown: Cleaver's halloween costume bears a passing resemblance to John Wayne Gacy's clown costume.
* MoralEventHorizon: Cleaver [[spoiler:attempts to asphyxiate Crowley's wife and knocks her out with a blunt object, but it is not fatal.]] This trope is then [[LampshareHanging lampshaded]] in conversation when he calls his therapist.
* SociopathHero: Cleaver is ultimately this, taking bolder and bolder steps against [[spoiler:the monstrous Crowley, ultimately killing him.]]
* TechnologicallyBlindElders: Crowley does not know how to take a selfie and send it to his wife.
* TheCoroner: Cleaver's mother operates a morgue out of her house, which is reasonable considering that the film is set in a small town.
* TheHunter: [[spoiler:Crowley]] is a black-blooded monster who assumes human form and hunts humans routinely, as he needs to feast on a variety of fresh organs to survive.
* TheShrink: Dr. Neblin is Cleaver's therapist, with a role not unlike Dr. Melfi on ''LiveActionTV/TheSopranos'': privy to everything except the most incriminating details.
* TheSociopath: Cleaver is diagnosed with sociopathy early on in the film.
* ThreatBackfire: Cleaver anonymously threatened [[spoiler:Crowley]] with a message left on his car, though the "threat" aspect was fairly implicit. As Cleaver called [[spoiler:Crowley]] trying to figure out what makes him tick, he tried to run over Cleaver with his car.
* TragicVillain: [[spoiler:Crowley]] kills out of biological need, not out of desire. Part of the reason Cleaver struggles to understand him is because he is not a sociopath.

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