Synopsis by Mark Deming
The most romantic place in town becomes the scene of a bloodbath in this grisly horror story. Mandy Anderson (Erin J. Dean) is a pretty teenager who has more than her share of emotional baggage to deal with. When she was five years old, Mandy's mother was killed by a psychotic who tore her apart with a metal hook. Adding shame to Mandy's shock, her mother was murdered at a notorious local make-out spot with her lover, while her husband, Tom (Matt Riedy), was the police officer sent to investigate the murder -- and young Mandy was with him while he was on patrol. Thirteen years have passed, and Mandy is attending high school along with Michael Lamson (Riley Smith) and Chloe (Sarah Lancaster). Mandy isn't especially close to either Michael or Chloe, as she's still trying to keep an emotional distance from the trauma of her past, but they're forced to come together when Mandy learns the man who killed her mother has escaped from a mental hospital and is on the loose. Incidentally, if you think the actress who plays Mandy's mother bears a striking resemblance to Erin J. Dean, there's a good reason -- she played both roles, crediting herself as Ann Jeider for the flashback at the beginning of the film.
escape, killer, murder