The Killer Inside Me is a 1976 American neo-noir crime drama film directed by Burt Kennedy and based on Jim Thompson's novel of the same name. In this adaption, the action was shifted from the west Texas oilfields to a Montana mining town, and several other changes made. It stars Stacy Keach, Susan Tyrrell, and Tisha Sterling.
|The Killer Inside Me|
|Directed by||Burt Kennedy|
|Written by||Edward Mann|
|Based on||The Killer Inside Me|
by Jim Thompson
|Produced by||Michael W. Leighton|
|Cinematography||William A. Fraker|
|Edited by||Danford B. Greene|
|Music by||Tim McIntire|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
Beneath his likable exterior, Lou Ford, the sheriff of a small Texas town, is a sadistic sociopath with violent sexual tastes. When Lou gets involved with a local prostitute's blackmail schemes, the carefully crafted facade he maintains begins to unravel into a killing spree.
Michael Winterbottom directed a 2010 remake of the film starring Casey Affleck as Lou Ford, Jessica Alba as Joyce Lakeland, and Kate Hudson as Amy Stanton. The 2010 version contains more details about the history of Ford and his brother as well as a somewhat different ending.