(Matthew Settle, Fay Masterson, et al / DVD / R / (2004) 2007 / LGF)
Overview: Once a promising young writer, John Hayson is now tormented by personal tragedy and barely scrapes by on odd writing jobs. He loses his lust for life and becomes increasingly cynical about the world and his work. In the midst of this existential crisis he attends a high school reunion and meets three old friends; acquaintances he's tried to forget but who now emerge like ominous shadows from his past.
DVD Verdict: With a tag line such as 'Can Murder Make Life Worth Living?' you know kinda what you're in for from the start. But, when James Hayson (Matthew Settle) attends that High School Reunion he runs into his long-lost love - Fay Masterson - who glady (and somewhat speedily!) inspires him (thru words and touch!) to get back on track and finally discover who he can really be. However, life has other plans for James, and he soon realizes that the past is best laid to rest for he soon finds himself embroiled in a nightmare world of deceit, passion and now murder. Wanted by the police for a heinous killing, he must choose between succumbing to his darkest desires or the light (ie: person) that will renew his faith in himself and his future. Full of dark alleyways, rainy scenes, furtive eyes, close-calls and lots, and lots of running, the acting is quite good; although the plot lacks in all the usual places, but for what it's worth (an inexpensive horror flick for the masses) it works on all levels. This is a Widescreen Presentation (2.35:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
English and Spanish Subtitles