“Wild in Blue” is a dramatic, fast paced thriller written and directed by Matthew Berkowitz and was acquired by REEL SUSPECTS this year. It’s a disturbing, yet compelling journey of a sexual sadist named Charlie, who makes a habit of killing the innocent and young women of his random one night stands. Using a camera he tells us a story of murder, sex and madness as we watch his ‘movie in the making’.
Charlie’s nihilistic ways begin to soften when he meets Ashley, a beautiful hairdresser who he stalks and secretly videotapes around Los Angeles. The only difference between her and all his other prey is that he starts to feel for her. Regardless of his demonic tendencies, his humanity is revealed in his subconscious desperation to love and be loved. This shift opens up feelings of sympathy for Charlie, an otherwise despicable character.
The biggest turn of “Wild in Blue” is its unexpected ending, which cannot be spoiled and must be watched. The final twist makes this dark exploration satisfying and sheds some rays of hope for Charlie.
The film’s style, screen direction, cinematography and editing create a roller coaster ride through the mind of a deranged killer. Take “Irreversible”, “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer” and “American Psycho” put them in a blender on high speed and out comes “Wild in Blue”; a must see new indie film.