Cruel and Unusual (2001)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Thriller  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - Canada   |   MPAA Rating - R
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Georges Mihalka directs this psychological thriller about a serial killer who befriends an unsuspecting brother and sister who are still reeling from the death of their father. Adam Turrell (Tom Berenger) takes up residence in a small Oregon burg and pretends he is an English teacher currently writing his debut novel. He is actually a madman who is methodically selecting his next victim. Kate and Mike (Rachel Hayward and Tygh Runyan) must work past their grief and the trust they have developed in Turrell to stay alive.Cruel and Unusual is also known by the title Watchtower.



maniac, impostor, teacher, victim, grief, madness, suburbs, writer, novel