And one that stuns. One of many questions to brood on here is that of what we should most fear. Is it the possibility of the from-nowhere violence that stole the lives of the three young boys in 1993? Or the possibility that everything that we should be able to trust in this society might be mobilized to take away innocent lives in retaliation—in this case, in a monolithic effort involving law enforcement, the courts, a grieving community and TV vultures such as Geraldo Rivera, who had for years made a profitable racket out of warning Americans that satanists were after its babies? Which is more terrifying: killers or accusers?
West of Memphis was directed by Amy Berg; written by Berg and Billy McMillin; and stars Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley, Jason Baldwin, Lorri Davis, Terry Hobbs, John Mark Byers and Eddie Vedder. Rated R. Click here for show times and theaters.