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The Story of a Serial Killer No One Knew Existed

The Story of a Serial Killer No One Knew Existed

Lifechanger (2018) is an indie-horror movie. The main reason is the fancy premise of this movie. Kafkas famous novel The Metamorphosis is very popular among literary connoisseurs. Coming because this movie has twisted that initial premise of metamorphosis.

By parasitizing that insect as if refining the idea of ​​the story Metamorphosis this movie has given a different look.

Lifechangers storytelling style follows the first person narrative style.

It would not be wrong to call that serial killer a parasite from a natural point of view! It is this parasite that drives him to kill.

How come? He does not have his own body he enters anothers body and wanders around. Leaving the body of a woman she sucks the body of her lover and takes that form.

When Drew takes a position in a body after a certain period of time that body begins to decay. Drew then takes refuge in another body.

Drew takes not only the body but all the memories of the real owner of that body; Contains characteristic features in itself.

This is why Drew is always out of reach.

Even after committing so many murders he did not wake up to the point of remorse for anyone. Think of someone else before you get close to Julia.

But the man Julia has fallen in love with is not Drew. How will Drew reveal this ugly truth? And this body or how long? I want his new body soon on my own.

Lifechanger is a body-horror crime-thriller movie in the form of shortness of breath.

And from there the audience continues to witness all his ill actions. This transformation of Drew with some monologue; His first murder the viewer can know the details of everything.

The new body used as Drews shell imprints the personality features and tone of Drews own heavy voice. The impression of age is clear in it.

One owns the body the other drives.

Introducing two different things in this way at the same time is as difficult as it sounds. But McConnell cleverly balances the whole thing.

In the process of constantly changing new bodies there is a rapid erosion and emergence no character becomes familiar to the audience in such a way as to maintain this momentum in storytelling except for the character of Julia.

Since he is the only one who prefers Julia there is a chance to get to know the character better.

With McConnell an intelligent and cunning idea this movie has a lot of horror movie shadows. The two shadows that stand out are:

The Fly (197) by David Cronenberg the pioneer of body horror movies and Replace (2016) by Norbert Kyle.

However Lifechanger is different in presentation style. Contains Slash movie elements. But there is a difference in the use of ingredients.

But the thing that makes this movie stand out is the way it looks in every detail of its anti-hero. And where it differs it is not the story of the serial killers victim but his struggle to survive. Drews emotional spots arent as resonant as they should have been. McConnell did not even try to resonate.

The story took a turn whenever Drew wanted to make the scenes heavy in the outpouring of emotion. This contrast is like the rule which did not change in the whole movie.

Me-too also seems to have an impression of later times. However it did not get a clear shape.

McConnell did the main job of creating a very mysterious obscure atmosphere. Because his whole movie is weather dependent.

There is also an impression of sadness in it. In neon light that becomes more impactful.

In this way the director has chosen the right aesthetic in keeping with the script. As a result the visual language has become more appropriate.

Scene blocking shot composition is the impression of clear planning.

The style of using practical effects is reminiscent of classic horror movies of the eighties. However this movie has got a great look at the editing table. Very sharp editing.

Body Horror will be a different movie to the public Life Changer.

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