Coming to us from a celebrated writer of Bloody Mallory, Julien Magnat, Faces in the Crowd (also known as Feces in the Crowd, a much more amusing title) is a movie that bases its story on one element that elevates it from the other generic movies of this genre. Prosopagnosia a disorder of face perception where the ability to recognize faces is impaired is cleverly used here along with a nice killer story to create an innovative approach to a classic serial killer flick. But still there are too many clichés here to call this movie excellent or a cult classic, with a bit of effort it could earn these titles, but what’s done is done.  Milla Jovovich and Julian McMahon were really good in their roles, although we are used to seeing Milla in some much more dominant roles, this new approach is quire refreshing.

Anna Marchant is a teacher in a local elementary school and she lives a simple life with her boyfriend Bryce. But this will change as she witnesses a serial murder kill another one of his victims. Not only does she see him, but she is about to become his next victim as he sees her and decides to leave no witnesses (as would any self-respecting serial killer do). While running away from him she accidentally falls of a bridge and hits her head really hard causing her to succumb to Prosopagnosia a disorder that fucks up her ability to recognize faces. Killer is mildly satisfied with this turn of events, and he decides to play a little game with her while a detective in-charge of the case tries to get to the bottom of this…

Director: Julien Magnat

Cast: Milla Jovovich, Sarah Wayne Callies, Julian McMahon, Michael Shanks, Marianne Faithfull

Fun Facts: Directorial debut of writer/director Julien Magnat.

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IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1536410/

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