A serial killer covers his victims in modeling clay, and a local sculptor is accused of the crimes.

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Jonathan Dunbar
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Eric Hinsley
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Gina Bayworth
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Marion Easton
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Daniel Lambert
Jason Bernard ...
Lt. Wilder
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Gregory
Monique van de Ven ...
Kyla Leif
Marion Eaton ...
Lenore Hinsley
Frances Chaney ...
Mrs. Russell
Andy Romano ...
Mark Cuniff
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Mr. Lee
Lang Yun ...
Mrs. Lee
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Claudia Robinson ...
Mrs. Wilder
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A serial killer covers his victims in modeling clay, and a local sculptor is accused of the crimes.

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14 January 1990 (USA)  »

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A Cor Negra da Morte  »

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Tim Hunter stated that at the time of production he "was shooting all day and rewriting all night". See more »

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References Torn Curtain (1966) See more »

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FANFARE FOR 'TORN CURTAIN'
Composed by Bernard Herrmann
Courtesy of Universal Pictures and MCA Music Publishing
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paint it bad

Pretty standard fare about a metal sculpturer who gets dragged into the murder of his unscrupulous, female art dealer. The psycho, nerdy killer gives the film its only watchable moments--suffocating the art dealer with a rubber shroud, and using channel locks on Gregory like a clip-on earring from Hell. The photography, script, acting, and lighting is strictly TV Movie of the Week send-up, giving the dark emotions, dysfunctional characters, and seedy situations a Beaver Cleaver patina. Our artist hero is a big, burly, and not too bright Fabio-type, so fortunately the writers bless him with favorable plot twists (girl hits his car, girl turns into lover, girl just happens to be daughter to biggest gallery owner in Santa Barbara). The killer's psychosis is explained in one scene with his overbearing mother and something about moving brain plates, covering both the psychological and physiological in one, quick swoop. His wanna-be-an-artist-wah! motivations are even more obscure--something about hoarding art so the rich, tasteless dummies won't despoil its purity. Looking out of this film, he doesn't have to worry about anything remotely resembling Art.


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