WriterChris Fisher, Aaron Pope Release dateJanuary 10th, 2006 GenresThriller, Drama, Crime Fiction, Psychological thriller, Crime Thriller CastJoleigh Fioravanti (Tanya (as Joleigh Pulsonetti)), Bret Roberts (Jack), Brittany Daniel (Samantha Stone), Joseph McKelheer (Joe), Vanessa Nigro (Sally), Channon Roe (Dave) Similar moviesUnlawful Entry, The Canyons, Bloody Moon, Sliver, Jamon Jamon, Sexy Beast
TaglineLos Angeles, 1978. Sex, Drugs, Serial Killers.
Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders is a 2006 direct-to-video crime thriller about the Hillside Strangler murders. The film featured Brittany Daniel, Lake Bell and Michelle Borth with Tomas Arana and Clifton Collins, Jr. playing the killers Angelo Buono, Jr. and Kenneth Bianchi respectively. It was directed by Chris Fisher.
Kenneth Bianchi (Clifton Collins Jr.), one (along with his cousin Angelo Buono) of the two serial rapists and killers who terrorized the Los Angeles area in the late 1970s, is giving police station interviews to psychiatrist Samantha Stone (Brittany Daniel) who has disquieting lifestyle issues of her own. It falls to her to delve into the details of the case to determine the veracity of Bianchi's claims of multiple personality disorder, but in so doing, she is forced to relive the horrific crimes, one of which occurs at her very doorstep.
Brittany Daniel as Psychiatrist Samantha Stone
Lake Bell as Jillian Dunne
Michelle Borth as Nicole
Thomas Arana as Angelo Buono
Clifton Collins, Jr. as Kenneth Bianchi
Joleigh Fioravanti (credited as Joleigh Pulsonetti) as Tanya
Bret Roberts as Jack
Mike Hagerty as Detective Smith
Mikal Kartvedt as Swat Officer
Eddie Jemison as Kantor
Stephen R. Hudis as Swat Captain
Started production in 2004 but was held back. The role of Jack was specifically written for Bret Roberts. Vincent Pastore was offered the part of Angelo Buono. When he had to decline, Tomas Arana got the part. Claire Forlani was also considered for the part of Samantha Stone.
Directed primarily with a hand-held camera by Chris Fisher. Filming took place in Valencia, California and was Shot in only 15 days.
The film received negative reviews. On imdb.com, it holds an average score of 4.2/10, with the critical consensus being that the script and acting were melodramatic and that it wasn't scary enough to be a thriller.