For over five years, the Four Monkey Killer has terrorized the residents of Chicago. When his body is found, the police quickly realize he was on his way to deliver one final message, one which proves he has taken another victim who may still be alive. As the lead investigator on the 4MK task force, Detective Sam Porter knows even in death, the killer is far from finished. When he discovers a personal diary in the jacket pocket of the body, Porter finds himself caught up in the mind of a psychopath, unraveling a twisted history in hopes of finding one last girl, all while struggling with personal demons of his own. With only a handful of clues, the elusive killer's identity remains a mystery. Time is running out and the Four Monkey Killer taunts from beyond the grave.
Status: In Development
Runtime: 60 minutes
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The three wise monkeys (Japanese: 三猿, Hepburn: san'en or sanzaru, alternatively 三匹の猿 sanbiki no saru, literally “three monkeys”), sometimes called the three mystic apes, are a pictorial maxim. Together they embody the proverbial principle “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”. The three monkeys are Mizaru, covering his eyes, who sees no evil; Kikazaru, covering his ears, who hears no evil; and Iwazaru, covering his mouth, who speaks no evil. There are various meanings ascribed to the monkeys and the proverb including associations with being of good mind, speech and action. In the Western world the phrase is often used to refer to those who deal with impropriety by turning a blind eye. Outside Japan the monkeys' names are sometimes given as Mizaru, Mikazaru, and Mazaru, as the last two names were corrupted from the Japanese originals. The monkeys are Japanese macaques, a common species in Japan.
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Buddhist Noble Eightfold Path: Right speech and right action Humata, Hukhta, Hvarshta, “good thoughts, good words, good deeds” in Zoroastrianism Lashon hara, prohibition of gossip in Judaism Manasa, vacha, karmana, three Sanskrit words referring to mind, speech and actions Three Vajras, a formulation in Tibetan Buddhism referring to body, speech and mind The colloquial expression “brass monkey”, a possible reference to the three monkeys Willful blindness, knowingly refraining from pursuing available information, or knowingly sheltering oneself from information Plausible deniability, being able to convincingly claim ignorance of something incriminating
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