Modest, unknown low-budget b-grade thriller which would cue ones interest if they're a fan of the main actress; Shelley Hack of TV's "Charlie's Angels" fame. What we get here is in the tradition of "Blind Terror" and "Wait Until Dark", but no way does it reach the great heights of those aforementioned films. A blind switchboard operator at a remote New England inn loses her job as its shutting down, but during her last night there she finds herself sharing the abandon inn with three criminals hiding out after robbing an armoured van. When they find out who they are sharing the inn with another person who's blind, they go about trying to get rid of this problem. The plot is rather down-pat and contrived, setting it during a stormy night within an lodge filled with empty rooms and shadow-laced corridors. A game of cat and mouse is ensured, but the tension is well measured and the plotting remains calculated, despite the predictable nature and it does manage to cook up an out-of-the-blue twist. I didn't see it coming and it sets it apart from its mundane set-up. There's a shot-on-video quality to it, but at the same time its smoothly photographed and the resourcefully sharp direction paces it rather well. Some taut touches and there's a Gothic ambiance evident. Outside a few stiff dialogue exchanges, the script is well played and marginally entertaining. Hack is dependably good, but it's Kim Coates' boiling psychotic temperament which steals the show. He must have made an impression as director Tom Berry would reuse Coates again in "The Amityville Curse".
"I'm going to kill you".