Psychic Cayce Bridges helps police solve murders by mentally linking with the murderer. Then she discovers a murderer with the same talent - who wants to share the fear of his victims with h... Read allPsychic Cayce Bridges helps police solve murders by mentally linking with the murderer. Then she discovers a murderer with the same talent - who wants to share the fear of his victims with her.Psychic Cayce Bridges helps police solve murders by mentally linking with the murderer. Then she discovers a murderer with the same talent - who wants to share the fear of his victims with her.
At First getting strange visions at a TV talk show where she's pushing her latest book ,about her psychic powers,Cayce cuts the interview short and goes to the police to prevent the killer's latest atrocity. Cayce is snickered at by Det. Webber, Stan Shaw, but when she reveals things about him and his family that only he knows.
Det.Webber and his partner Det. Wu, Keone Young, go to the house, that Cayce directs them to, not only finding out that she was right but that they got there too late to save the Shadowmans latest victim."Fear" goes one a step beyond the usual psychic detective movie when it turns out that the Shadowman is himself psychic and knows that Cayce is watching him. Besides killing his victims, which he likes to instill enormous fear into before he murders them, the Shadowman taunts Cayce to try and catch him knowing that she's able to watch him.
This weird game of cat and mouse that the Shadowman plays with both Cayce and the police gets very personal when he shows Det. Webber that he not only knows where he lives but that he'll murder his entire family if he and the LAPD dare to apprehend him. Cayce for her part gets crank calls late at night from the Shadowman who by scaring her gives him a high almost as good as the one he gets from his terrifying and murdering his victims.
Cayce tries to keep the Shadowman from knowing that she's watching him and when she unknowingly slips up, watching him when he's doing his laundry, he becomes very enraged. Changing from an in-control killer to an out of control psycho almost getting himself caught by he police, that Cayce tipped off on his whereabouts.
As Cayce tries to leave L.A for New York City the Shadowman, now strangely hooked on her, murders her booking agent Jessica Mareau, Laura Hutton,and makes her psychically watch the whole grizzly scene threatening to kill one person an hour if she leaves. Cayce has no choice but to stay in L.A and be held hostage, like everyone else in the city, by him.
The ending of the movie is it's weakest part when the Shadowman reveals himself to Cayce in a fun-house hall of mirrors,obviously copied from the 1947 Orson Wells movie " Lady from Shanghi", with the killer ending up acting more like a scared slobbering wimp then the brutal cunning and almost omnipresent psycho that he was up until then.
- Oct 5, 2005