Freeway Killer is a take on the life and times of notorious serial killer William Bonin, who plied his trade in the late 70s in Southern California. Michael Rooker (Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer) plays a cop on the hunt for the mad man.
We are fans of realism in horror but can it ever go too far? Should you do horror biopics? Texas Chainsaw was a composite of various killers, Ed Gein and several others not solely based on one person. It’s pretty bad for the families of the victims. Can we be too close to the material? How much distance is required to shoot a film like this?
We talk about the influence of people like Charles Manson and his continued presence in pop culture.