A photographer, Leon's obsessive pursuit of dark subject matter leads him into the path of a serial killer, Mahogany, the subway murderer who stalks late night commuters, ultimately butchering them in the most gruesome ways imaginable.
Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.
Eight unsuspecting high school seniors at a posh boarding school, who delight themselves on playing games of lies, come face-to-face with terror and learn that nobody believes a liar - even when they're telling the truth.
The photographer Leon lives with his girlfriend and waitress Maya waiting for a chance to get in the photo business. When Maya contacts their friend Jurgis, he schedules a meeting for Leon with the successful owner of arts gallery Susan Hoff; she analyzes Leon's work and asks him to improve the quality of his photos. During the night, the upset Leon decides to wander on the streets taking pictures with his camera, and he follows three punks down to the subway station; when the gang attacks a young woman, Leon defends her and the guys move on. On the next morning, Leon discovers that the woman is missing. He goes to the police station, but Detective Lynn Hadley does not give much attention to him and discredits his statement. Leon becomes obsessed to find what happened with the stranger and he watches the subway station. When he sees the elegant butcher Mahogany in the train, Leon believes he might be a murderer and stalks him everywhere, in the beginning of his journey to the darkness. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Americans seem to love our rejects, like Piers Morgan and Ozzy Osbourne. Now they have Vinnie Jones - he was a useless footballer and went on to become a useless actor. He's not even 'hard' - as anyone who bullied him at school will testify. I suspect they like the 'mockney' accent which he seems to have cultivated, even though he's from Hertfordshire.
Anyway the point is I couldn't think of anything remotely interesting to say about this ridiculous film. It was adapted from a short story, and it should have been kept short. Ten minutes would be ample. Directed by a Japanese guy whose credits include 'Godzilla: Final Wars' which says enough as far as I'm concerned.
I guess it will appeal to a particular sect of trash horror fans but I really don't get it.
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