A disturbing portrayal of a slasher/kidnapper and his captive... well it is when you hit the halfway mark. Fred Holbert and Leigh Mitchell give great performances... again you have to get half way before that happens, when it becomes a different movie. Despite the cinematography being fantastic throughout, this films biggest problem is that cursed first half, which exists to explain our serial killer character Matthew, whilst subsequently failing to explain his character. He's a killer 'cause he's crazy, and he's crazy because... he just is. Whatever, just stick with it until you hit half way and you get a great slasher movie, with an amazing ending that leaves you stunned at cinematographer Stephen H. Burum's abilities.