DirectorJohn Borowski Initial DVD releaseMarch 27, 2007 WriterJohn Borowski LanguageEnglish
Release dateMarch 27, 2007 (2007-03-27) CastJoe Coleman, Tony Jay, Oto Brezina, Bob Dunsworth, Derek Gaspar, Cooney Horvath, Garrett Shriver, Kasey Skinner GenresDocumentary, Horror, Crime Fiction, Slasher Similar moviesMad Max: Fury Road, John Wick, Taken 3, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Blackhat, A Walk Among the Tombstones
Albert Fish is a 2007 biographical documentary film directed by John Borowski. The film relates the life story of American serial killer and cannibal Albert Fish. In addition to interviews, period footage and photographs, the film also recreates many of Fish's crimes in numerous reenactment scenes. The film is also Tony Jay's final work, having died seven months prior to its release.
Albert Fish tells the horrific true story of a sadomasochistic cannibal, child molester, and serial killer, who lured children to their deaths in Depression-era New York City. Elderly but still deadly, Fish was inspired by biblical tales as he took the stories of pain, punishment, atonement, and suffering literally as he preyed on victims to torture and sacrifice.
From John Borowski, award-winning director of H. H. Holmes: America's First Serial Killer, comes the first docudrama and definitive chronicle of the life and times of cannibal Albert Fish. Adding insight to the account are interviews with artist and Odditorium owner Joe Coleman and renowned true-crime author Katherine Ramsland, Ph.D.
“Borowski offers plenty of material in his second docudrama to generate many conversations, raising his work above B-movie gore into the realm of philosophical discourse.”
"A very well made and well directed examination of one of American history's most unusual and depraved subjects."