When I first heard about this movie I was a bit surprised by it, Kurt Angle starring in a movie. Of course you know I had to have it so I went out and got it, actually I had a friend pick it up for me, still my money. Now I am not to sure how I should of spent that money, this film is really not what it should have been. Don't get me wrong I love Kurt Angle, he is one of the best wrestlers to ever live. I mean both in amateur and pro so he has a lot going for him, and to be honest for his first real film he is not bad [he was in a short film previous to this].
The film is about a deranged serial killer who likes trick his victims into a comfort zone with him, and then takes them out. His name is Brad Mayfield [Angle] and he has been living this life taken out female victims for his own pleasure. That is until Officer Dan Burk [Eric Wright] is assigned to the case is on the hunt for the killer. But the killer starts to hunt him back a little and even brings his family into it. As the stakes rise and the killer becomes more obsessed with the cop after him then film starts to move along.
Now let me say from the start that I was pleasantly surprised by Angle playing the killer here, it was a very villains role for him to play. With that said the cover of this film makes you thing he will be the hero or something along the lines of your typical action film a pro wrestler would star in. not the case here, and to be honest while he seems a bit wooden at times as the film goes along he quickly becomes the best actor in this film. No where near Oscar worthy but he has the potential to be real good.
As far as every one else it is kinda hit and miss and more so on the miss, Eric Wright is just straight bad. Now if he was told to do a very over the top yet wooden performance then he is the greatest actor out there. Like Angle he seems like he has some skill even to do something good acting wise but unlike Angle he doesn't really show it here. Also his character is supposed to be the hero here but he starts to cheat on his wife one of the victims after her roommate is killed early in the film.
Everyone else does alright here looking like the are just happy being in a movie, but I must say that George Drennen did a great job here for the minute he was in it as the hotel manager. Seriously he actually acted and it is one of the better scenes in the movie. But other than that writer McCartney James should have put more time into this script, the story is good but the dialogue and character development could have been stronger. Director Bruce Koehler has some more films starring Angle coming so here's to hoping they will be better. Also to be honest this is one of those films that if you accept that it is bad then you may actually enjoy it. Also it would have been great to hear an audio commentary on this film, director, writer, producer, and star talking about it. Or any one or mix of those.
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