Drew Barrymore returns to Los Angeles after stabbing her conniving mother to death in ahilariously operatic sequence. But is Barrymore really guilty? Was the crime committed by herdoppelganger? Is she crazy? Possessed? Or is something else afoot? George Newbern plays hernew roommate, a shy, aspiring screenwriter, and he gets tangled up in her mystery. A tangledmystery it is too, and the film gets so carried away that it doesn’t really tie up all the loose ends.The ending, t…ough enjoyably nuts, is also rather risible. Some nice dialogue does spark things upa bit, particularly that between Newburn and Leslie Hope (who plays his ex-girlfriend).
The mix is limited to Dolby 2.0, but is a solid example of that form. The music in particularis sumptuous, but there are a lot of nice wraparound sound effects as well, and some solid left-right separation.
Yet another film cropped to fullscreen. Can’t be happy about that. There is also some edgeenhancement and minor grain to deal with. On the plus side, the contrasts are very strong, withvery deep blacks and reds, so the picture often has a rich look to it.
Only a still gallery is on offer here.
For serious horror fans in an undemanding mood, this ranks as an acceptable time-waster.Nothing more.
Special Features List
- Still Gallery