Television Serial Killers: No Such Thing as Typical (Part 3 – Come Back to Me)
This is the third part in a continuing series on television serial killers. I’m not obsessed or anything, I just like watching and reading about different serial killers, since the main character in my new book happens to be one. In Skipping Childhood: A Novel (From Abused Foster Child to Adolescent Serial Killer), Deandra Baxter is not your ordinary serial killer, although she is a borderline sociopath.
So now, I’m analyzing other murderers who for one reason or another are not your typical serial killer. This post is to make mention of a particular movie that almost got by me when it comes to a discussion of movie serial killers. The movie is “Come Back to Me” and it was adapted from a book written by Wrath James White called: “The Resurrectionist”.
I actually saw this movie for the first time a couple of days ago, although I’ve noticed the title in my cable movie lineup before. I have to say, this was one of the strangest serial killer movies I’ve ever seen. It involved a serial killer who went around killing for the sheer pleasure of bringing his victims back to life. How’s that for your not your typical serial killer? This is how the book blurb for “The Resurrectionist” put it:
“Dale McCarthy has a unique and miraculous ability. He can bring the dead back to life, though the resurrected have no memory of their deaths.”
Of course, it doesn’t take a rocket science to see that there’s some kind of supernatural element to this story. But say what you will, the murderer in the movie still qualifies as a serial killer. This movie had some really bloody moments, and normally I would have turned the channel once I saw them, but surprisingly enough, I kept watching “Come Back to Me” all the way to the end. I actually enjoyed it and it had me on the edge of my seat. I’d love to tell you guys all about the crazy twist at the end, but that would definitely be a spoiler. If you get a chance to check it out, I suggest you give it a watch.