One Night at the Devil’s Cinema

MELBOURNE — I’ve often been asked if there will ever be a movie made about the “Dexter Killer” case and its main subject, Mark Twitchell.

I do find this question quite fascinating.

The story is essentially about a series of novels that becomes a TV show, that inspired a filmmaker’s horror movie script, which later became reality — and was then all told in The Devil’s Cinema from the point-of-view of the detectives, the victims and the killer.

So should there be a movie about this whole book-TV-film-murder-book scenario? What a hall of mirrors!

Hmmm. Tough question. But I do know there is interest in such an idea.

Those who have read the book already know how Errol Morris had links to the case, and how the killer himself had come up with his own fantasy casting ideas (he once told me I’m supposed to be played by Edward Norton).

But truthfully, I personally haven’t given it much thought.

I’m having my first book event here in Melbourne in just over a week, however, and I may just talk about such a possible film project in more detail.

So if you’re in the city, come on down to Readings Hawthorn on Monday, Sept. 24th and feel free to ask anything.

I’ll try my best to answer.

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