“Your one-eyed monster is gonna soften your eyes, much less rot your brain!”
A psychotic young film fanatic (Dennis Christopher) commits murders inspired by classic movies.
- Movie Buffs
- Serial Killers
Response to Peary’s Review:
One can’t help wondering why Peary includes this title in his book, given that he immediately labels it a “violent, embarrassing stupidity”; presumably its cinephilic storyline (about “a psychotic young movie buff… who dresses up like screen villains and commits murders”) was enough to earn it automatic entry. Interestingly, I wasn’t nearly as offended by it as Peary; as a teenage film fanatic, I often looked to movies for guidance, and can easily imagine an unhinged movie lover (such as Dennis Christopher’s Eric Binford) taking this to psychotic extremes.
Redeeming Qualities and Moments:
- Dennis Christopher’s impassioned performance (though Peary argues he’s “miscast”)
No, but it’s a reasonably entertaining little thriller, and most film buffs will be intrigued by the premise alone.