The wife and I just watched Downloading Nancy, which is based on the story of Sharon Lopatka, who scoured the internet looking for a person to torture and, ultimately, kill her, eventually finding a man named Robert Frederick Glass who did just that (Glass served time in prison for voluntary manslaughter, and died in prison in 2002).
Fairly disturbing movie. From a psychological standpoint, anyway. The film itself is non-linear, with fairly strong performances by Maria Bello (who I generally detest) and Jason Patric. Rufus Sewell was wasted. But it’s the subject matter that I’m intrigued by.
The psyche of people like this fascinates me. Maybe it’s just me, but I have a difficult time wondering why someone who is THAT unhappy with life doesn’t just commit suicide. But to actively look for someone to murder you. And the mindset of the person who agrees to do it, and follows through.
A semi-similar story would be that of Armin Meiwes, a German male, who
And, trust me, THAT story gets even stranger.
There was a film inspired by that event, as well. Grimm Love. Haven’t watched that one yet, but it’s on my list for this week.
Anyone seen either of these films?