Directed by Henry S. Miller
A detective investigates a psychopath who creates eerie artwork out of his victims. Willem Dafoe (ANTICHRIST) is Stan Aubry, an alcoholic detective drawn into the web of a super-smart serial killer who arranges his kills to reveal secret images when viewed at certain angles - an artistic technique called anamorphosis. But when his former partner is murdered, Stan himself becomes a suspect. Henry S. Miller's (OCCUPANT) twisted killer thriller features a stellar supporting cast including Debbie Harry, Mick Foley, Scott Speedman, Clea DuVall and Peter Stormare. Contains strong language.
A detective investigates a psychopath who creates eerie artwork out of his victims.
Cast: Willem Dafoe, Scott Speedman, Don Harvey
Does not deserve 4 stars on average. There are way better movies in this genre (seven, silence of the lambs, copycat.. to name a few). This one is far from that level. Good acting by Dafoe and Stormare and a few good scenes is sadly not enough to make a good movie. Lacks intensity, story and bad ending.
Wasn't as interesting as it thought it was. Not bad but there are better movies like this out there.
Beautiful little gem of a movie. If you're looking for slasher, or detective chase genre - you will be disappointed. This is more of a philosophical journey, dwelling on questions of purpose, life and perception of art. It is a bit simplified for average viewer, but luckily not dumbed down. Willem Dafoe is great as usual, delivering as at the same time indifferent and obsessive detective trying to understand serial killer. Definitive watch, if you you like dark, intelligent movies.
Seen better in this genre but watchable enough.