Angst features amazing camera work that flows from one scene to another. The film has a very seamless and superbly constructed feel. I would even goes as far as saying Angst is the most perfect serial killer film that I have ever seen. To further compliment the film’s amazing camera work, the soundtrack adds a crucial cinematic energy that leaves nothing to be desired.
The killer finds a secluded house to carry out his killings. A middle aged mentally retarded and wheel chair bound man is found in the quiet house. Quite an odd first victim for this killer. I was disturbed by the retarded man’s random appearance. Later the handicapped man’s mother and sister show up. The killings become an undesired family affair.
The young sister (mid twenties I suspect) suffers the worst attacks of brutality. The killer has an orgasm of blood and sadism with her. I can’t help to think this is what real victims of serial killers face when they tragically succumb to their unrelenting path. The family dog watches the killings playfully. As a lover of dogs, I couldn't help to focus on the dogs reactions to the killings. The dog eventually hides under covers from the killer. This is probably the only “cute” moment of Angst.
The killer narrates Angst with stories of his tormented childhood and confessions of his most darkest desires. He is the product of neglect and sadism. One can’t truly feel sorry for the killer, but we get an idea where his perversities derive from. Out of all the serial killer films I have seen, Angst most successfully psychoanalyzes the mind of a serial killer. Hannibal Lector would be proud.