The new Loki show was heavily influenced by three of the best serial killer movies ever made 3 months ago

The new Loki show was heavily influenced by three of the best serial killer movies ever made

The creators of the new Disney+ show made some very surprising comparisons.

We're just a few days out from the arrival of the first episode of Loki, and already the mystery surround the show is HUGE. Every new teaser and trailer and poster and snippet and clip and interview gives us just a little bit more information, but each new tidbit just raises more and more questions.

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If you've watched any of the trailers so far, then you're likely already picking up on the genre vibes in place - comedy, sci-fi, mystery, action - but one genre you might be surprised to hear is a heavy influence on the show is the serial killer thriller.

JOE took part in the global press conference for the show, and during that press conference, the folks behind the show made some surprising comparisons.

Series director Kate Herron named one serial killer movie in particular:

"Stylistically, me and my cinematographer Autumn [Durald] were really inspired by film noir films, and you can see that in our lighting and how we approached it.

"Se7en is a very heavy influence. There is a little reference to Se7en in episode two, a little needle drop which I'm sure fans of that film will recognise instantly."

The show's lead writer Michael Waldron also dropped to more big influences, this time for the writers of the show:

"I think Fincher, for sure. Zodiac and The Silence of the Lambs were two that we were looking at a lot in the writer's room."

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The first episode of Loki will arrive on Disney+ on Wednesday, 9 June, and the first episode of JOE's weekly breakdown of the show, TBR Spotlight: Loki, will also arrive that same day.

Clip via Disney Ireland