Indie Trailer Sunday: Michael Winterbottom's The Killer Inside Me

November 8, 2009

The Killer Inside Me Promo Trailer

This trailer has been out for a few days now, but I thought it was the perfect trailer to feature today, not only because no one is at work on a Sunday, but because it's a great indie trailer. The Killer Inside Me is the latest film from British filmmaker Michael Winterbottom about a West Texas deputy sheriff who is slowly unmasked as a psychotic killer. Casey Affleck stars as the sheriff and is joined by Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson, Simon Baker, Elias Koteas, and Bill Pullman. I also need to warn everyone that this is a full-on 5 minute promo trailer which means it contains nudity, violence, sex, you name it. So don't watch it with the kids!

Watch the extended promo trailer for Michael Winterbottom's The Killer Inside Me:

Sheriff Lou Ford (Casey Affleck) has a lot of problems. Woman problems. Law enforcement problems. An ever-growing pile of murder victims in his West Texas jurisdiction. And that he's a sadist, a psychopath, a killer. Suspicion soon begins to fall on Lou, and it's only a matter of time before he runs out of alibis.

The Killer Inside Me is directed by British filmmaker Michael Winterbottom, of Butterfly Kiss, Wonderland, The Claim, 24 Hour Party People, Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story, The Road to Guantanamo, and A Mighty Heart. The script was written by director John Curran and is an adaptation of Jim Thompson's novel of the same name. This doesn't have a US distributor yet and is being sold by Wild Bunch. Stay tuned!

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Reader Feedback - 35 Comments


the fuck man, it looks pretty decent, could have done without the Alba spanking clip. It looks like a good thriller, I like seeing Casey Affleck as this kind of character, so I'm sold but sold in hopes that his character gets what he deserves.

xerxex on Nov 8, 2009


Another thing the scene where he beats her looks very real. O.O

xerxex on Nov 8, 2009


God Damnnnnnn Outstanding!!!! BTW music at the end is from The Assassination Of Jesse James.

rockfeller on Nov 8, 2009


i saw this trailer a few days ago. im interested in the movie. but the trailer kind of blew my mind. like woah.

mrmr on Nov 8, 2009


Nice touch to use a piece from the Assassination of Jesse James. Does anybody recognise the music playing as he put the cigar out on the chap's hand? I've heard it before, but can't put a name to it!

Dan on Nov 8, 2009


that doesnt give away the whole damn movie or anything......

Brian Barajas on Nov 8, 2009


Seems like the trailer may have had a few spoilers, but still, this looks great.

FancyMonocle on Nov 8, 2009


the premise is great............the acting?'s horrible. if this is an accurate representation of the quality of the acting in the movie, i doubt i could sit through it.

beavis on Nov 8, 2009


O.o <---my face while watching this. I'm very interested though. I really like Casey Affleck. The spanking scene in the beginning is kind of hawt. Wait, what? *coughs* <.< j/k

Sabes on Nov 8, 2009


Stunned that this is available on you tube........must say the intensity of the scene where he is beating her to death is very, very disturbing. Yeah I know he is a sadist psychotic murderer but does that mean we have to see every minute detail?.

Barry North on Nov 8, 2009


I think I dig the trailer, I love Hudson and Affleck is great. Alot is given away, but I don't mind because if the film is good it won't matter. Will have to keep an eye on this.

Bill Graham on Nov 8, 2009


Why put the score of 'The Assassination of Jesse James' in it? I know Casey Affleck played in it, but that's all.

Robbie on Nov 8, 2009


looks good and creepy i just have a problem seeing Alba in anything.. she always seems too pretty for any character almost.. like unless shes playing like a model or actress, it just doesnt work for me...and for her to be a whore? stretch other than that it looks good

joey on Nov 8, 2009


Whoaaaaaaaaaa! I hope this gets picked up and released soon. Seems like Jessica Alba isn't in this movie for too long, and that's a good thing.

Golgo 13 on Nov 8, 2009



Brian Ricci on Nov 8, 2009


:s no offend bt a 5 minutes trailer . no way

pinksushi on Nov 8, 2009


wow, this is going to be amazing! Jim Thompson would be proud

Colt on Nov 8, 2009


did the movie company release this 5 minute promo? i dont get it. i dont want to see this movie at all now. im curious as to how it ends. but that's it. we all already know everything that happens.

Brian Ricci on Nov 8, 2009


If you know the story, then you're aware that the trailer hardly reveals a thing... except Jessica Alba. If the movie stays true to the book, then there will be more of that as well. This isn't a mystery. The story is more about the depths of the main character's depravity.

Rob on Nov 8, 2009


Alright, I couldn't help but think this this looks unintentionally hilarious because it's just so damn absurd. Also, I feel like I don't need to watch the movie after seeing that six minute long trailer/summary.

dqniel on Nov 8, 2009


Ya the music in the beginning of the trailer is from SAW 2! Its charlie clousers score from the SAW franchise. But this movie looks good though. Casey is kind of lame but i will still see it.

Jigsaw on Nov 9, 2009


joey, it sounds like you're a little too hung up on alba......... yea, she's cute, but there are MANY pretty women in the world. the problem with alba doing any character is she can't act.

beavis on Nov 9, 2009


Are they going for laughs or tears?

germs on Nov 9, 2009


Didn't read or care what the other commenters said, but I really like Casey Affleck. He's not the best actor in the world, but he is different and takes on unique roles.

branden on Nov 9, 2009


Pulled? Anyone get/find a copy posted elsewhere before this happened?

Collin on Nov 9, 2009


YOU CAN STILL SEE THE TRAILER HERE: Though I'll warn you that at 5 minutes long you pretty much see the whole film.

Collin on Nov 9, 2009


Yeah seriously Jessica Alba as a whore?...come on. Otherwise I am pretty wowed by it, weirdly I dont feel like ive seen it all though....its like they werent really trying to hide any shockers instead just getting you caring about the characters.

Cody on Nov 9, 2009


Yeah seriously Jessica Alba as a whore?...come on. Otherwise I am pretty wowed by it, weirdly I dont feel like ive seen it all though....its like they werent really trying to hide any shockers instead just getting you caring about the characters.

Cody on Nov 9, 2009


Yeah seriously Jessica Alba as a whore?...come on. Otherwise I am pretty wowed by it, weirdly I dont feel like ive seen it all though....its like they werent really trying to hide any shockers instead just getting you caring about the characters.

Cody on Nov 9, 2009


No thank you. I don't like movies that piss me off. Plus, I've just seen the entire movie in 5 minutes.

Antioch on Nov 9, 2009


I have mixed emotions about this. On the one hand it looks really intense. On the other it looks tedious... which puts me off.

Crystal on Nov 10, 2009


This looks like pure shit. I think that The two ladies should have switched roles at the very least. You have to be fucking fag to demolish a face like Alba's. That being said, Casey Afleck followed his brother's footsteps quite well. I had such high hopes for him back in American Pie. His character better get what he deserves, prison rape from a big burly black dude named Tiny. He needs to get his dick chopped off and fed to him. This may be good but I have no plans in the near nor distant future to watch this.

that guy on Nov 10, 2009


Wow, do they really have to show so much brutality? Sure, he's a depraved, psychotic killer, but this really sexualizes violence against women (Jessica Alba starts a relationship with Casey Affleck after he whips her?). It's pretty explicit.

Grace on Nov 10, 2009


"This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by WILD BUNCH" Is the world copyright crazy these days?

Kevin on Nov 11, 2009

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