After undergoing an experiment for which a victim’s memory is implanted to him, a serial killer sentenced to death has 24 hours before he suffers irreversible brain damage to find another serial killer and obtain his pardon.

    Logliner Posted on March 2, 2020 in SciFi.
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      You’ll need to provide solid grounds to make us root for him, because otherwise, as a serial killer, he deserves what’s coming to him

      Summitry Answered on March 3, 2020.
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        I agree with variable.  Who cares?  Let him fry! LOL. Also:

        • Why only 24 hours?  Realistically he wouldn’t be able to achieve that.
        • What links the two serial killers?  Is this a Hannibal Lecter scenario?  Do they have the same MO?
        • If this is an experiment, would they immediately set him an objective?  Wouldn’t they run tests and establish protocols?  I’d remove the ‘experiment’ element – A death row serial killer has the memories of another killer’s victim (or victims?) implanted…
        • Do you need the ‘irreversible brain damage’ element?  If a pardon is his reward, then failure means he’ll be killed anyway.  Two threats of the same thing.


        Mentor Answered on March 4, 2020.
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          I’m intrigued. I thought of Escape from New York. 🙂

          I wondered why you needed a serial killer to do this job? He has the victim’s memories, but his other skills seem to be: killing. Wouldn’t you be better off using an FBI profiler or an ex-cop or a private eye? Someone skilled in tracking killers. That might also address the first comment, above, about deserving what’s coming to him.

          I know Escape from New York used the idea of ‘you get a pardon’ AND ‘you get to live once we neutralise this deadly thing we’ve implanted in your neck’ — and it worked. But I did wonder whether the threat of death itself was enough. Like: ‘find the killer and we’ll let you live’ doesn’t need to also come with a pardon. Which makes it even easier to use one of the jobs I listed in the paragraph above. Just a thought!

          Samurai Answered on March 5, 2020.
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