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'Cyrus: Mind of a Serial Killer'
(Brian Krause, Danielle Harris, Lance Henriksen, et al / DVD / NR / (2010) 2011 / Anchor Bay Entertainment)

Overview: Ambitious television reporter Maria Sanchez (Danielle Harris of Rob Zombie's Halloween, Hatchet 2) is investigating the disappearance of over 200 Midwestern University students when a local man (Lance Henriksen of Aliens) contacts her with information that reveals details of the serial killer and his crimes: His name is Cyrus (a chilling performance by Brian Krause of ''Charmed'') and the murders themselves were brutal.

DVD Verdict: For those of you who love to be scared, this is just the ticket. From the very beginning this movie draws you into its world. Everything is believable. This is a documentary, and a special one. This documentary "tells" about Cyrus, while we see what is really happening in the world of Cyrus. And it ain't pretty. I have to agree with others who have written before me. Lance Henriksen lends such dignity and simplicity to his story telling, that his commentary becomes almost soothing, reasonable, and absolutely true.

From a woman's point of view, there were scenes I just couldn't watch. But Cyrus didn't wield his particular justice just to women, men had to suffer too. One of the highlights of the film was the soundtrack. It was fantastic. From agonizing screams and doomsday percussions, to lovely, haunting melodies, and all genres of music, the film score alone will have you on the edge of your chair. Don't miss this movie. The acting is truly perfection, including a little puppy who played his part with sensitivity. You will not be bored. The end of the movie offers some thought provoking messages. All in all, I enjoyed this movie totally. Go see it. [JD] This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.