21st Century Serial Killer is a Horror Movie directed by Henry Weintraub.
Aaron Schwartz is a man with a dream: be famous. He's tried being famous at the usual endeavours, sports and theater, but didn't find them to be his thing. Then he discovered some of the most well-remembered names in history were those of Serial Killers...
Despite his best efforts, however, he just doesn't have it in him to ever actually take a life. Heck, one time, he tried luring in a woman by faking an injury a la Ted Bundy, and that woman, named Erin, would eventually become his wife.
Now he's a mail carrier in a small town (hey, if that doesn't make him wanna gut somebody, what will?) with a relatively happy marriage. He seems to have given up on the hopes that he'll ever really make it as a murderer... and then he gets word that there's one in his own neighbourhood. Seeing his chance, he decides to track the killer down in the hopes that he can learn what he needs to make his dream come true.
The film was released on September 14th, 2013.
21st Century Serial Killer contains examples of:
- Bittersweet Ending: Aaron is never able to end anyone's life, and ends up taking the blame for all of Charles' murderers he committed in the town. Charles, meanwhile, has escaped all repercussions of his actions and is wooing a woman in a new town where his killing spree his likely to continue. However, Aaron willingly accepts responsibility for all the murders and finally gets the fame he's sought for so long. Meanwhile, Erin wrote a book about what it was like being married to him, which is a best-seller.
- Bland-Name Product: There's an issue of TINE Magazine with an article about famous serial killers.
- Disposing of a Body: Aaron sees the serial killer he's looking for across the river from his date night with Erin. He sees the killer dump a dead body in the river.
- "Eureka!" Moment: When Aaron sees the ring on Charles' finger, and remembers that the killer had one just like it, he realizes who the killer is.
- Get Out!: The head of the newspaper shouts a variant on this at Aaron when he catches Aaron rifling through his desk.
- In the Hood: In his improv classes early in the movie, Aaron is seen wearing a grey hoodie and sunglasses.
- Inner Monologue: Aaron's voice serves as the narration for the film.
- Joggers Find Death: Aaron and Charles find a jogger while out one night, and catch her. Charles strangles her to death.
- Karma Houdini: Charles. He kills multiple people, pins the blame for all their deaths on Aaron by making sure his DNA and fingerprints are all over the evidence, and gets off scot-free. He's seen romancing a woman at the end of the film.
- Killed Offscreen: Charles blowing a witness' brains out isn't shown. After Aaron leaves, it cuts to him in the main room of the bar, and we hear the gunshot.
- Leave No Witnesses: Aaron and Charles are spotted murdering a bartender by someone. They corner him in the kitchen, and when Aaron can't shoot him, Charles does (which is not shown).
- Little Black Dress: Erin wears a black dress on her date night with Aaron.
- Mistaken for Gay: Aaron's female colleague at the post office. She hears mention that Erin isn't "doing it" for him. After coming back from a night out with Charles, where things didn't go well, the female colleague had a very different idea of what Aaron meant.
- Off with His Head!: When Aaron can't bring himself to murder a woman in a car, Charles drags her out of it, and then saws her head off.
- Serial Killer: What Aaron aspires to be. What Charles is.
- Slashed Throat: Charles open's up a woman's throat in front of Aaron.
- Strapped to an Operating Table: Aaron wakes up in this situation after Charles knocks him out.
- Tap on the Head: Aaron gets one from Charles when he and Charles are alone outside Aaron's house.
- Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Attempted by Aaron in the beginning of the movie. He tried faking a foot injury to lure someone in like Ted Bundy did with his victims. The first woman he met while trying this fell in love with him. He had to wear the cast for a month to avoid any suspicion, and eventually married her.