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A venture into the dark side,
This review is from: Grimm Love  [DVD] (DVD)The story follows Katie Armstrong, a young woman studying criminal psychology in Germany who decides to do her thesis on the cannibalistic Oliver Hartwin; her research on Hartwin reveals that he used the internet as a means to put out an advertisement for serious responses to be willingly murdered and wind up on his dinner plate. The story flits back and forth between Katie's story, and then Oliver Hartman's story from down to his childhood.
Scarily enough, what makes this movie wince-worthy at points is that these things are true - they actually happened very closely resembling what was shown on screen: Oliver Hartman is strongly based on real life cannibal Armin Miewes who is serving time in prison for the murder (and consumption!) of two men he lured into his house through an internet advertisement. The most interesting aspect of the movie is that in the story Katie is desperate to get her hands on a tape showing "Oliver's" victim willingly succumb and allow himself to be slaughtered; in the true story, there WAS a tape of the whole event, from the victim's submission to be eaten to the complete dissection and eventual consumption of his remains.
It's slightly a bit more disturbing than Silence of the Lambs, although not as entertaining in any sense. But from a somewhat psychological point of view, the movie is incredibly intriguing, and fans of true crime and serial killers may find it appealing. I wouldn't suggest it for the faint of heart or sensitive people.