Squealer | Review by: Gaius Bolling
For whatever reason, viewers are obsessed with anything true crime. From podcasts, to the series on Investigation Discovery, to the women of Snapped on Oxygen, there is never too much true crime to go around. Likely seeing the appeal of real-life crime cases, director Andy Armstrong along with his co-writer Danielle Burgio, have tapped into this ongoing obsession with their horror thriller, Squealer. The film by no means breaks new mold in the serial killer thriller sub-genre but its primary strength is that much of it feels real and the film's victims are put centerstage. In this case, it's a group of female prostitutes who are falling victim to a depraved killer. This is a section of the population that is frequently ignored when violent crimes fall upon them. There is an assumption that people won't care what happens to them and they'll be quickly forgotten. By keeping the focus primarily on this miscarriage of justice, Squealer comes off as more than a gratuitous depiction of mayhem and violence.