A twisted take on 'Little Red Riding Hood' with a teenage juvenile delinquent on the run from a social worker traveling to her grandmother's house and being hounded by a charming, but sadistic, serial killer/pedophile.
Four young offenders and their care workers visit the remote Yorkshire village of Mortlake, which prides on keeping itself to itself. A minor incident with locals rapidly escalates into a blood-soaked, deliriously warped nightmare.
Bud is a strange loner who works in a liquor store by day and is addicted to betting on the horses at night. He lives in a low-rent building in an even lower-rent section of town, and one ... See full summary »
Bob, a cab-driving serial killer who stalks his prey on the city streets alongside his reluctant protégé Tim, who must make a life or death choice between following in Bob's footsteps or breaking free from his captor.
I know with only two ratings before me, the average was pretty high for this movie. Not that it's such a terrible movie mind you. It does lack a lot of detail that I think should have been included. I know that you can only put so much into 90 minutes, but I think it should have been at least a two hour movie in order to fully appreciate the scope of things. Also, less time could have actually been spent with the abductions and killings which was very sparse to begin with and didn't add anything to the character development (I think the police or news discussing the murders as part of the story would have contributed more than enough details of the killings). The acting itself is definitely not Academy Award material, but tolerable. I walked away from the movie not feeling fully informed of all that happened which I thought was the main point of the film. As I said, not terrible, but then again maybe not worth watching. As far as the previous reviewer comparing the lead character to Jack Nicholson....that HURTS! (My apologies to JN if that review ever gets back to him) I got more satisfaction and knowledge reading about the Freeway Killer on-line.
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