A man with the ability to see into the past sets out to solve a dark mystery that has haunted his family bloodline for three decades in director Bennett Davlin's time-shifting thriller. Dr. Taylor Biggs (Billy Zane) has accidentally ingested a hallucinogenic powder that allows him to experience his ancestor's most vivid memories, and now he is seeing images of a nightmarish predator who abducts and murders young girls. As Dr. Biggs begins to realize that these memories come from a time before he was even born, his suspicions that the killer may in fact be the father he never knew continue to grow stronger with each passing day. Though his mother is still alive, her fading memory has grown increasingly foggy and clouded with the passing of time. With the horrifying final moments in each victim's life consuming his every waking thought, Dr. Biggs sets out to unravel the secrets of his past and unmask a killer who appeared to have, in life, gotten away with murder. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
I have attention deficit disorder or something with most movies/shows over 1 hour, but I watched this one straight through, except for when I had to pick my son up from school. I got some of the clues and missed others, which is rare and fun since I usually get the idea too soon and lose interest. The company that makes this film says they are an alternative movie company, and usually I dislike the idea of calling yourself alternative. Like alternative music, my alternative to music is a book. But this was an intelligent, entertaining movie, without overdoing it to be snooty clever, and without cheap dumb garbage. I did not feel the surprises were too unrealistic or contrary to the whole setup until the reveal, as many movies do. I hate when the movie sets up a character or theme and then drops an opposite surprise out of nowhere. This movie was a lot better than many big name big budget things I have seen.
This may very well be a Billy Zane cult classic. Overall a very good movie. It's more of a thriller or suspense than a horror flick. Nice roundup of hollywood has-beens with Ann-Margaret and Dennis Hooper. Nice movie.
Gee trudy just give the movie away why don't ya????? sheesh...I am glad I didn't read your review before renting it
anyway this movie was pretty good..although i wish they would have explained the murders and why the person did it..
this was a great movie.. i was a little surpised at the end.. b ut i could figure most of it out. the acting wasnt bad at all. the concecpt was amazing. it flowed well and i didnt get bored like most movies these days. it was a rush.. i wanted to see what would happen next. it was entertaining! It was just one of those movies that you want to watch again and be like hey cool!
Had I known this movie was going to be about the sick world of a child predator, who has a thing about kidnapping little girls - I would have never rented it. However, and I must admit - - I never saw this ending coming - - and I was pleasantly surprized. And I NEVER thought Ann Margaret could be "the villain" (sorry for ruining it !!) YIKES !! The movie was terribly slow throughout - and the acting was so-so - - but the last 15-minutes were excellent. Very imaginative storyline....and a great twist to the ending !! But it truly could have been a LOT BETTER, though. Oh ya....can SOMEBODY explain the very end of the movie, when Billy Zane is with his girlfriend, and she has the "heart bracelet" that was given to her when she was born ?? I know I must be missing the obvious here...
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The premise of this move was decent and overall was fairly entertaining. That being said, it is a very stereotypical psychological twist fest. The only reason that you are surprised by any of is because they rarely give you enough information to figure anything out. This movie is riddled with plot holes, and only vaguely tries to explain them; more often just changing topics spontaneously. Overall, the acting was decent (even if they try to butch Billy up by having him awkwardly cursing all the time), but the "surprises" were a little over-done. Like most murder mysteries, it leaves you wondering why the main character isn't being hauled off in handcuffs at the end.