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‘Gosnell’ Review: A Chilling True Story

By  Jacob Airey

“Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer” is based on the frightening true story of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, known as “America’s most prolific serial killer” who ran a filthy health care clinic in Philadelphia, where he brutally murdered babies born alive. Through the crowdfunding efforts of producers Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer, the story comes to life in this film.

Detectives James “Woody” Wood (Dean Cain) and his partner Stark (AlonZo “Zo” Rachel) are investigating illegal prescription drug sales when they hear a name, Dr. Kermit Gosnell (Earl Billings).

Convincing district attorney Dan Molinari (Michael Beach) and assistant district attorney Alexis “Lexy” McGuire (Sarah Jane Morris) to back warrants for Gosnell’s abortion clinic, what they find shocks them. They find his clinic and later home in abhorrent condition, infested with cats and fleas.

The investigators find a chilling trail of deaths in the clinic, not just of babies, but of adults. They learn that the health department had not investigated his establishment in over a decade, even after receiving complaints. They are also shocked to find only a single reporter in the courtroom when the case goes to trial.

Throughout the film, the charismatic Dr. Gosnell maintains his chilling composure through the events of the movie.

“Gosnell” takes on one of the most horrifying stories in modern day America. McElhinney and McAleer do a good job of bringing this tragedy to its fruition. The movie does not retreat into political correct stance that most of Hollywood takes when developing a film that discusses this kind of topic or, as the media did with this story, ignore it all together.

With Nick Searcy as director and The Daily Wire’s own Andrew Klavan as lead screenplay writer, it is packed with talent. The cast including Dean Cain, Sarah Jane Morris, Tessya Whatley, AlonZo Rachel, all whom deliver in their roles, but especially Earl Billings.

Billings played Gosnell with a chilling focus, bringing to life the nonchalant attitude he had toward his crimes, his utter disregard for human life, and the cold, dirty way he ran his life and his clinic.

The story of Kermit Gosnell’s murder spree remained hidden from the public for many years and this film accurately brings the tragedy to life. It is bold, forceful, and does not try to hide the horrors that were committed against the children and adults that passed through the Gosnell clinic.

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