NOVEL to REEL: I Am Not a Serial Killer by Dan Wells

#IANASK | August 26th, 2016
Starring Max Records, Laura Fraser, and Christopher Lloyd

In a small Midwestern town, a troubled teen with homicidal tendencies must hunt down and destroy a supernatural killer whilst keeping his own inner demons at bay.

My Thoughts

ICYMI you can find our 4 review from earlier this week, found here

Beginning - Middle - End

One of the most stomach turning scene takes place at the beginning of the book. Dan Wells' description of the body-preparing process was so visceral and unfortunately the beginning of the movie did not cause me to have the same reaction. Sadly it does not improve through the movie. 

Can they play the part?

Overall, Max Records and Christopher Lloyd were good fits for John and Crowley. Max was convincing in his sociopathic portrayal and Christopher played the monster with a heart (lol...With a heart ;)).

Emotional Connection

Overall I did not find myself reacting to the movie in the same way, but I'm not sure if that's because I already knew what was going to happen. I was disappointed in the characterization at the end - I felt John could have more depth to his antisocial personality disorder and how the events that took place impacted him. The book does a fantastic job of making you worried so that you'll want to read the sequel.

Overall, it's worth checking out, especially if you haven't read the book. The content closely mirrors the book, which can't always be said for adaptations! 

I Am Not a Serial Killer is available now on-demand on iTunes and in select theaters. 


  1. I had no idea this had been made into a movie. It's one of those books I stumbled into accidentally. I saw it at Dollar General and the title caught my eye, it was $3 so I grabbed it. Then surprisingly it was the BOTM for one of my gr groups a few weeks later. I really enjoyed the story which ended up not being what I expected. I'll have to rent it when it releases.

    1. I, too, was pleasantly surprised by where the story went! I hope you enjoy the movie...They casting is great!


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