Women Who Kill
2016, U.S., 93 min.
In this delightful dark comedy, commitment-phobic Morgan and ex-girlfriend Jean are locally famous true-crime podcasters obsessed with female serial killers. There’s a chance they may still have feelings for each other, but co-dependence takes a back seat when Morgan meets the mysterious Simone at the food co-op. Blinded by infatuation, Morgan quickly signs up for the relationship, ignoring warnings from friends that her new love interest is practically a stranger. When Jean shows Morgan proof that Simone may not be who she says she is, Morgan accuses Jean of trying to ruin the best thing that’s ever happened to her. But as she and Simone move into commitment territory, Morgan starts to notice red flags — maybe Jean was right, and Simone isn’t as perfect as Morgan’s made her out to be. When Morgan and Jean investigate Simone as if she were a subject of their podcast, they uncover disturbing clues — a death at the food co-op, a missing friend, a murder weapon — leading them to suspect her of murder. In the end, Morgan has to examine all the evidence in front of her: Is she just afraid of what it means to be in a relationship or is her life actually in danger?