Director and cowriter H.S. Miller's ambitions exceed his grasp in this serial-killer thriller about a haunted cop and the grotesquely creative murderer playing games with him.
Five years ago, NYPD detective Stan Aubray (Willem Dafoe) hunted down and killed a vicious sociopath nicknamed "Uncle Eddie," who turned the bodies of his victims into elaborate works of art riddled with anamorphic messages. Closing the case made Aubray's career, but also plunged him into a guilt-ridden walking depression; for all his status, he's been doing more drinking than detecting for years. Now New Yorkers are again being terrorized by a series of similar crimes: Is there a copy...