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YMMV / Bad Influence

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  • Complete Monster: Alex is presented as a mysterious and handsome stranger with no apparent background regarding his life. He befriends the shy office worker Michael and offers to teach him to be assertive and indulge in risky behaviors. At first, the lessons are innocuous, and even amusing before things take a dark turn when Alex brutally beats and hospitalizes Michael's rival co-worker. When Michael calls their friendship off as a result, Alex kills a girl Michael slept with in his apartment with a golf club, shows Michael him a homemade Snuff Film of the killing and leaves him as the prime suspect. He then attempts to murder Michael's brother when he finds potentially incriminating evidence on Alex. A murderous sociopath, Alex enjoys corrupting others and justifies himself with claims that people are hypocrites who simply try to play innocent.

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