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Murder by Numbers

  • Director

    Mike Hodges

  • USA 2004. 51min

  • Video

Not a fan of serial-killer films, Hodges was reluctant to make this documentary, but changed his mind when realising the extent of their popularity in America – confirming his long-held suspicion that this appetite for screen violence nurtured a near-constant state of panic and paranoia. Contributors include directors David Fincher (Seven), John McNaughton (Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer), Richard Fleischer (Boston Strangler) and Ridley Scott (Hannibal), and actor Brian Cox (Manhunter).

+ The Hitchhiker: W.G.O.D.

  • Director

    Mike Hodges

  • With

    Gary Busey, Geraldine Page, Ian Forsyth

  • HBO 1985. 25min

Hodges’ interest in the dubious antics of televangelists was appeased when he was asked to contribute to anthology horror series The Hitchhiker.

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