Synopsis by Mark Deming
A number of men with a reason to kill must deal with the actions of another man who is spilling blood in a wealthy Florida suburb in this violent thriller. After years of chronic infidelity, Gary Bloch (Kevin Scott Crawford) is getting his comeuppance when he learns that his wife, Traci (Patricia Paul), is having an affair. Driven mad by jealousy, Gary confides his thoughts of killing his spouse to Dan Hess (Joel D. Wynkoop), a longtime friend who works as a police detective, and is also involved in a destructive sexual relationship. As he tries to reassure his friend and convince him not to kill himself or someone else, Dan remembers that Gary's cousin is Mike Strauber, a notorious local serial killer. Wondering if there might be a familial link in Gary and Mike's desire to turn to violence, Dan discusses this notion with David Siedow (Kermit Christman), a local psychiatrist with a history of working with criminals. Dan's real reason for visiting David is to establish Gary as a possible suspect when Dan kills his troublesome girlfriend, as well as Traci. However, while David is on to Dan's scheme, this makes things all the more puzzling for him when another killer arrives on the scene. Wicked Games is a loose follow-up to an earlier direct-to-video feature from writer and director Tim Ritter.
extramarital-affair, jealousy, philandering, police-detective, psychiatrist, serial-killer