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#355979 - 03/09/11 12:15 AM Freeway Killer - Story of William Bonin
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This came in the mail from Netflix today:

Freeway Killer - Story of William Bonin

I have serious doubts as to whether I should watch this horror movie.

I know that one member here is the only living victim. I'm sorry I've forgotten who it is.

Has anybody watched this movie? If so, what do you recommmend?

Allen


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#355991 - 03/09/11 04:33 AM Re: Freeway Killer - Story of William Bonin [Re: pufferfish]
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Allen
The survivor is having a book written about his experience-he's a miricle.

As for the movie; Your choice

I'd watch; Boondock Saints or To Catch A Predator

Just kidding, those kind of movies take me to the past. I watched Mystic River alone and cried all the way thru - but I've always had issues with TV/Movies/Media.

Most of that stuff is on the internet also.
Doug

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#373122 - 10/22/11 04:07 PM Re: Freeway Killer - Story of William Bonin [Re: men_of_hrts.dbw]
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Update:
My good friend who survived Bonin won a million dollars on a $10 scratcher today. I told him couldn't happen to a more deserving person.

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#373129 - 10/22/11 06:42 PM Re: Freeway Killer - Story of William Bonin [Re: men_of_hrts.dbw]
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Update #2
He was joking and got a bunch of us fooled.
But he does win on scratchers quite a bit so we all swollowed the hook; bait, line and sinker.
Oh. is he gonna' get some heavy good ol' funny payback.
Got one in my head already!

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#373132 - 10/22/11 07:22 PM Re: Freeway Killer - Story of William Bonin [Re: men_of_hrts.dbw]
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Here is a link to the original story.

http://www.malesurvivor.org/board/ubbthr...true#Post285766

Here is a link to Keith Smith's book:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1439226253/

Here is a link to the movie:
http://www.amazon.com/Freeway-Killer-Michael-Rooker/dp/B002XUBDVA/

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Freeway_Killer/70126995

The reason I was reluctant to watch that video of this was that I went through something like that as a 12-year-old. I'm still working out the inner damage from it.

Keith Smith offered the words to describe that reluctance. The following quote is from his story in the above link:

Originally Posted By: Keith Smith

I donít watch Americaís Most Wanted or Law and Order SVU, because the stories are a catalyst, triggering long suppressed emotions, feelings, memories, fear and horror. Real life horror stories rip painful suppressed memories out from where they hide, from that recessed place in my brain that stores dark, dangerous, horrible memories.


I recently had an EMDR session to help free me of seeing another boy killed by the perp. Those things of course don't just end when it's over. The inner emotional memory haunts for many years. The emotional memory was of seeing the boy, named Donnie, killed, and the circumstances surrounding it. I was 12-years-old.

My report is in pufferfish story part 5. It is also a wretched story and I'm not recommending that everybody read it.

http://www.malesurvivor.org/board/ubbthr...9028#Post219028

Puffer





Edited by pufferfish (10/22/11 07:53 PM)

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#373178 - 10/23/11 05:49 PM Re: Freeway Killer - Story of William Bonin [Re: pufferfish]
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Here's an uncopyrighted comment of this book from Amazon.com.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1439226253/

Originally Posted By: Paul Belmonte in Amazon.com

Men In My Town is a powerful story of a young boy's trauma of being sexually abused and the scars that have remained with him to this day. It combines a vivid sense of memory, unique observational skills about life in Rhode Island in the 1970's and an all consuming urge to survive in the midst of great fear. Keith's story is a painful representation of what it is like to be sexually abused and how the forces of revenge expressed in violence can emerge from a shaken community.It takes a great deal of strength and courage for anyone to publicly share what is like to be sexually abused at a young age. Keith exhibits both qualities in a literary manner that draws you in immediately at the start of his book. Once you're reading the book you won't be able to put it down until you are at the last page. It feels like you have left this world and have been placed right next to Keith as he describes an almost unspeakable journey filled with horror,emotional trauma and violence. What emerges in the end is what President Kennedy once wrote about. Profiles in Courage. Keith's story is a profile of courage. It is not too often that you get to encounter such bravery in a book. This is your opportunity to do so. Buy the book.


The reviews in Amazon average 5 stars. Plus there is an article about the author, who is one of us.

I'm going to get this book and read it.

Allen





Edited by pufferfish (10/23/11 05:51 PM)

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#373379 - 10/26/11 12:01 AM Re: Freeway Killer - Story of William Bonin [Re: pufferfish]
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OK, I've watched the movie.

Yes it's very disturbing, but not more disturbing than a lot of the crime fiction programs on the tube these days. But of course this story is true.

He was a psychopath. I suppose the movie correctly portrayed what a psychopath would be like. What I saw was that he was incredibly selfish. He was unable to appreciate the pain of another individual. He would murder someone and then go eat a hamburger. The pain of the mother of one of the murdered boys held no special meaning for him. He could seem very friendly and disarming to his victims and he was good at coming up with a plan to capture them in his web. He actually enjoyed the suffering of his victims and was habituated to the sexual gratification he got from them and from killing them.

So how did he differ from the one who caused my suffering when I was 12? They were apparently similar in the gratification the received from the absolute control of their victims and in inflicting pain the ultimate penalty on their victims. They both got their victims to believe that it was their fault. They were different in that my abuser when I was 12 was a lot smarter and is still alive.


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#433217 - 05/01/13 10:37 PM Re: Freeway Killer - Story of William Bonin [Re: pufferfish]
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no matter how cured i think i am,
no matter how far down the road to recovery i have traveled,
i still cannot watch any movie about serial killers.
i can't even watch stupid horror movies (especially so-called comedy/horror) that feature human monsters.

can't can't can't

because i work in the movie industry, i know the enormous effort required to complete a film project.
therefore, i resent it when all that time and money goes into depicting such negative exploitive material.
almost never does the script contain any quality information or social redeeming value.

it bothers me that there is a market for stuff like that,
because it worries and sickens me that the patrons of such films may be identifying with the killer.

even when i want to experience an emotional roller-coaster ride,
i choose to watch films that are far enough removed from my own personal memories.
the threat has to be non-human (zombies-aliens) or impersonal (war-earthquakes).
i need that insulation.

i am especially upset when sadistic serial killers are portrayed as anti-hero or superhuman or are in any way glamourized or trivialized.
i hate it when they escape and survive for sequel after sequel.
i need the closure of justice in fiction.

i despise films where little or no depth of character is given to victims,
instead there is deep analysis, even empathy, for the killer's personality and motives.

i guess the victims just aren't interesting enough for the average person's morbid curiousity.

why the mainstream fascination with sociopaths?
they have fan clubs and fame. this is just wrong.
i guess people find it unpleasant to identify with the perceived "weaklings",
but prefer instead to worship the illusion of "power".

if someone has to die in a movie (good guy or bad),
i prefer it occur off camera,
and if it must be seen on screen,
i need it to be quick quick quick.

the longer the scene lingers on the suffering and screaming of torture victims,
the more pleasure the psycho derives from inflicting pain,
the worse i react, and the sooner i shut it off.
i don't fast-forward, i won't even finish the film,
out of pure disrespect for the producers and the product.

i am also very upset by the recent trend in television.
far too many of these graphic gory forensic crime series.
i can't even watch tv anymore because these shows are on every channel, and my family likes them.
i have to leave the room everytime they show rotting corpses, crime scenes, autopsies, surgery, etc.
glib, matter-of-fact detailed discussions of how the victim was murdered disturb me to the core.

i just don't see the need or purpose for any of this kind of staged drama.

that's just the way i am.
this is my own problem.
it may not be true for other survivors.

i have already posted on this subject... movies: TRIGGER WARNING
http://www.malesurvivor.org/board/ubbthr...2579#Post432579
and to be honest, it bothers me just to think about it...
i think i will leave it at that.

sorry if i have offended anyone with this rant.

much love!
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#433226 - 05/01/13 11:56 PM Re: Freeway Killer - Story of William Bonin [Re: victor-victim]
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Yes.

I agree completely with your sentiments. Even the news, which I do watch, is distorted in its depiction of crime. The news reports on child or other abuse infrequently. Abuse of animals is much more frequently reported than abuse of children.

Just look at the posts I recently made on use of children in experimentation, and experiments on civilians by the US Army. That isn't considered news.

I think we should add porn to the list. It is terribly destructive and addictive.

Puffer



Edited by pufferfish (05/02/13 12:03 AM)

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#433245 - 05/02/13 04:41 AM Re: Freeway Killer - Story of William Bonin [Re: pufferfish]
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Originally Posted By: pufferfish
Just look at the posts I recently made on use of children in experimentation, and experiments on civilians by the US Army. That isn't considered news.


i have done all i can to raise awareness of the secret systemic organized abuse of children.
i have been trying to break the CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE for years, but it is simply too much for the ordinary average normal person to comprehend. i have been avoided and ignored and ridiculed.
people would rather call it "conspiracy theory" and label me as "paranoid" without examining the facts.
http://www.malesurvivor.org/board/ubbthr...2874#Post432874

"The individual is handicapped by coming face-to-face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot
believe it exists. The American mind simply has not come to a realization of the evil which has been
introduced into our midst. It rejects even the assumption that human creatures could espouse a
philosophy which must ultimately destroy all that is good and decent." - J. Edgar Hoover

This is known as Cognitive Dissonance and usually triggers Defense Mechanisms such as Denial, Repression, Avoidance or the ever popular
"KILL THE MESSENGER!".

for more research on Cognitive Dissonance:
http://www.simplypsychology.org/cognitive-dissonance.html
http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/20...tell-ourselves/

Originally Posted By: pufferfish
I think we should add porn to the list. It is terribly destructive and addictive.


these are my views re: porn
http://www.malesurvivor.org/board/ubbthr...2552#Post432552
http://www.malesurvivor.org/board/ubbthr...2644#Post432644

but don't take my word for it...
listen to ex-porn stars testimony.

*** WARNING: TRIGGERS! ***









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this is my preferred method of avoiding it (not for everyone)

*** WARNING: RELIGION! ***

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