In the little US town of Reeseville a man is discovered
hanged after his wife has died in childbirth. The dead man's
brother-in-law, the local coroner and undertaker, suspects
something more sinister. The prime suspect for murder is David
Meyers, the dead man's son, who has returned home after 20
years away. While the sheriff wanders around warning people,
and Meyers', a convicted felon, creeps people out with his
quietly threatening attitude and daring ways, Iris, the sheriff's
younger sister finds herself attracted to the bad boy. She
makes the mistake of telling Meyers how the sheriff beat her
last boyfriend to death when he got her pregnant, but Meyers
may not be the most dangerous person in the town...
is a very basic town-hides-secret scenario, with Meyers as
the stranger who stirs up the mix. In reality he does little
more than lurch about trying to look dangerous.
Even the presence of Mark Hamill as Zeek the undertaker does
little to lift this from the surface of planet average. The
very attractive Missy Crider is the only person in the film
with any sort of personality.
many films of this ilk are cram-packed with bland characters
who are only going through the motions, their motivation obviously
the paycheque. Americans are seeing this sort of thing every
day and they're seldom impressed, so why should we be? If
you're going to film a very ordinary story, then you have
to breathe some life into it.
afraid that this is one of those videos you watch hoping that
something will jump out, hook you and gently reel you in;
so it's doubly depressing when nothing much happens.