CastRobert A. Burns Release dateNovember 14, 1985 GenresHorror, Thriller, Crime Fiction Similar moviesHenry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986), Maniac (1980), The Collector (2009), Nightwatch (1997), When a Killer Calls (2005)
TaglineStep inside the mind of a killer.
Confessions of a Serial Killer is a 1985 American horror film directed by Mark Blair. Preceding Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer by one year, the film details a serial killer (based on Henry Lee Lucas) who, after being arrested, confesses to the murders of over 200 women.
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Daniel Ray (Robert A. Burns) has been arrested and much to the surprise and horror of the police officers, he begins to confess to the murders of over 200 women. He also talks about his background as a childhood abuse victim and runaway before meeting Moon (Dennis Hill) and Molly (Sidney Brammer), who accompanied him on several of his murders. This proves to be too much for Sheriff Will Gaines (Berkley Garrett) to believe, only for Daniel Ray to describe the events that led to his capture and arrest.
Robert A. Burns as Daniel Ray Hawkins
Dennis Hill as Moon Lewton
Berkley Garrett as Sheriff Will Gaines
Sidney Brammer as Molly Lewton
DeeDee Norton as Monica Krivics (as Dee Dee Norton)
Ollie Handley as Doctor Earl Krivics
Demp Toney as Doris Simpson
Lainie Frasier as Stranded Motorist (as Lainie Ferrante)
Eleese Lester as Karen Grimes
Colom L. Keating as Detective Barnes (as Colom Keating)
Dayna Blackwell as Girl Hitchhiker
John Browning as Doctor Spivey
Carla Edson as Honkytonk Girl
Gene Grottke as Deputy Sheriff
Brady Coleman as Arresting Officer #1
AllMovie compared Confessions of a Serial Killer to the 1986 film Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, saying that "where Henry's flat, non-judgmental documentary style served to amplify the horror of the proceedings, this film's depiction of the killings draws too heavily on slasher-movie conventions, which rob the story of its potency". TV Guide gave the film a rating of 2 1/2 stars out of 4.