Copycat Killer is a Taiwanese series directed by Henri Chang and Chang Jung-Chi starring Kang Ren Wu, Ruby Lin and Fandy Fan.
Copycat Killer takes us down the now familiar path of serial killers in this entertaining Taiwanese series that mixes thriller and horror, nothing original.
About the Series
With a competely Saw-style appearance, the series is presented as a classic thriller of the kind that we’ve seen so many of already. No, we don’t have David Fincher to revolutionize the genre, the series wants to stick to the road well-trodden, and, yes, without playing a note out of key at any time, brings us back to the already retro world of video cameras, old monitors and a story that, also retro in its conception, seems either old-fashioned or charmingly familiar.
As always, beauty is in the eye of the beholder: Copycat Killer has nothing original, it is true, but it is also true that it has all the characteristics to – without becoming a success – give us everything we are waiting for (but no more), serve it up just as we expect and in the way we feel comfortable with.
It ticks all the right boxes, and it does it well.
So, if what you want is a serial killer thriller which is completely classic in every way, with a highly-polished atmosphere and with good eighties photography, markedly retro and without any compunction to change the aesthetic sense of future centuries, this series can be considered to be good entertainment.
March 31, 2023
Where to Watch Copycat Killer
Name: Copycat Killer
Description: When a spate of grisly murders throws a city into chaos, a tenacious prosecutor must brace for a cat-and-mouse game against a dangerous manipulator.
Director(s): Henri Chang, Chang Jung-Chi
Writer(s): Miyuki Miyabe
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Actor(s): Kang Ren Wu, Ruby Lin, Fandy Fan, Alice Ko, Cammy Chiang, Tou Chung-hua, Xia Teng Hong, Jack Yao
Companies: Greener Grass Productions, Nan Fang Film Productions, Netflix