A 2000 movie, directed by Joe Charbanic. Starring James
Spader, Keanu Reeves, Marisa Tomei and others.
A serial killer thriller! Whee! Detective Joel Campbell
(Spader) moves into another town after losing his health and all hope
in finding David Griffin (Reeves), a serial killer who was practically
drained him emotionally. He also starts talking with a psychiatrist
(Tomei). But soon enough, he starts receiving photographs of women in
mail... and a phone call from Griffin that he is going to kill the
woman in photo. Campbell once again starts hunting the killer...
...and the end of the movie won't surprise anyone. There are more
knots in the story than this, of course...
One thing to note: I don't love serial killer movies or
thrillers in general - because the plots are often the same ("killer
kills people and keeps the hunters running, until he makes a fatal
mistake and *bang*") and they have low re-viewing value. I liked this
movie for the first viewing, though. I think I will put the DVD (not
many extras) up for auction one day, though.
Yet, the movie was pretty thrilling. Exciting investigations,
surprises in the dark, talks with psychopaths, car chases,
explosions... Pretty good movie from a rookie director, too. Also
worth noting that Reeves does the killer's role very well. (But his
hand-waving in the beginning of the movie, with Rob Zombie's "Dragula"
playing on the background, sort of diverted my thoughts to a better movie from previous year... =)
All in all, nice movie, but not really worth seeing the second time
unless you're really bored. A suggestion: Rent or see in theaters -
Don't buy, unless you really like this sort of movies.