How Killing Stalking is similar to Natural Born Killers and why that should worry us,
NBK is by far one of my favorite movies. It’s a wonderful satire on our obsession with violence, and If you enjoy KS, I undoubtedly think you’ll like NBK.
Okay, so I was watching NBK for the first time in forever yesterday, and I noticed quite a few similarities between the characters Micky and Mallory and Sangwoo and Yoonbum. However, for this post, I’ll focus on comparing Mallory and Bum.
First, here’s a short summary of NBK:
The film tells the story of two victims of traumatic childhoods who
became lovers and mass murderers, and are irresponsibly glorified by the
Although it is never explicated said, Mallory, in my
opinion, suffers from Border line personality disorder just like Bum.
Here are some of her and Bum’s similarities
. They’re both victims of sexual assault, being raped by a live in fatherly figure.
. They’re both “saved” by a psychotic killer
.They’re both ridiculously impulsive and need constant validation.
.They both go in
between ‘I hate you, I love you,’ with their other halves.
Why should this worry us? Well, it’s implied that Mallory has never killed before Micky. However, when Micky swooshed in like a deranged prince charming and helps her kill both her parents, she’s overcame with the power and the validation, and becomes even more maniacal than Micky. Right after their first murder, they get married. Sound familiar?
Seeing the spoilers for Chapter 19, it seems my worries were valid. However, it shouldn’t be surprising. Bum has shown to have very low to zero empathy, which is common for people with BPD. Edit: To clarify, what I’m trying to say is that people with BPD may experience empathy inconsistently.(I’m going to write another post on this) From here on out, it’ll be a downward spiral for our not too pure Bum.