- Director: Gisèle Vienne
- Writer: Dennis Cooper, Dennis Cooper, Gisèle Vienne
- Producer: Gildas Le Roux
A handful of puppets, one actor, a bare set. This film could be described with the maxim “less is more”. Relying on stylistic essentiality – especially verbal and scenographic –, Jerk manages to depict with almost rudimentary tools the total brutality of the crimes committed by Dean Corll, a Texan teenager who, helped by two acquaintances, killed and raped more than twenty people in the 1970s. Gisèle Vienne’s work is based on a text by Dennis Cooper, written from the perspective of the protagonist, now a lifer. The end result is a multimedia storytelling across theatre, cinema and fanzine. Renouncing to both the narrative climax of horror and splatter movies and a gradual descent into hell, Dean takes the audience in medias res, forcing them to come to terms with the harsh reality of the facts.