A somber and deeply creepy adaptation of the Stephen King novella (from the 1982 Different Seasons
collection, which also produced the stories on which STAND BY ME and THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION were based) about an alienated teenager and
the Nazi war criminal whose atrocity stories feed his twisted imagination. Todd Bowden (Brad Renfro) discovers former concentration camp commander Kurt Dussander (Ian McKellen) living in his sleepy California home town under an assumed name, Albert Denker. Morbidly fascinated by the Holocaust --
not because he's an anti-Semite, but because its horror speaks to some deep-seated need for intense emotional experience beyond the ...