EMULATOR (2019) Reviews and overview

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‘It’s never good to want to be someone else’

Emulator is a 2019 American thriller feature film about a reformed serial killer who is recruited to catch his own sadistic copycat.

Written, directed by and starring Michael Jason Allen (Yancey McCord: The Killer That Arizona Forgot About; An Idle Mind is the Devil’s Playground) the He Said She Said Productions movie also stars Rhett Crosby, Kipp Rosser, Grace Walluck and Gary Taylor.


In 2003, seventy-year-old Charlie Sorland is conditionally released from death row for good behaviour and societal contributions after serving fifty years for serial murders. With a news story on his release and his dedication to deter others from violence, impressionable Jason Lutra sees the story and takes an unhealthy interest in Charlie which leads to Jason emulating Charlie’s past.

As new murders begin to occur by way of Charlie’s old m.o., Detective Brent Lowe takes notice of the similarities and employs Charlie’s help in getting into the mind of his own copycat killer with promises of a full pardon for the catch…

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“There is some clunky dialogue and a few sketchy performances. That, however, comes with the territory. Overall, Emulator is a watchable, no-frills thriller that will catch you off guard a time or two […] The music in Emulator is a pleasant surprise. We first see Jason wearing a Front 242 shirt. But rather than being industrial, the music has a more 80s synth/goth feel..” Voices from the Balcony

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