The Killer Inside Me (1976)

35mm film, Panavision (anamorphic), Metrocolor, 2.35:1
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Burt Kennedy.

Plot Summary

Lou Ford, The deputy sheriff in a small Texas town, hides a terrible secret – he's driven by a mania to kill.


Director: Burt Kennedy
Production Company: Devi
Produced by: Michael W. Leighton
Script: Robert Chamblee, Edward Mann
Novel: Jim Thompson
Director of Photography: William A. Fraker
Editors: Danford B. Greene, Aaron Stell
Music by: Tim McIntire, John Rubinstein
Makeup Artist: Greg LaCava

Stacy Keach (Lou Ford)
Susan Tyrrell (Joyce Lakeland)
Tisha Sterling (Amy Stanton)
Keenan Wynn (Chester Conway)
Charles McGraw (Howard Hendricks)
John Dehner (Bob Maples)
Pepe Serna (Johnny Lopez)
Royal Dano (father)
Julie Adams (mother)
John Carradine (Dr Smith)
Don Stroud (Elmer)
Dewey Burns (Dewey)
William Mahiger (Charlie Adams)
Jack Moore (Hank)
Steven Tackett (young Lou Ford)

Alternative Titles

Der Mörder in mir – West German title
Tappaja sielussa – Finnish title



  • Film Review 1977-1978 by F. Maurice Speed p.134
  • John Carradine: The Films by Tom Weaver pp.319-320
  • Serial Killer Cinema: An Analytical Filmography by Robert Cetti p.240