Drew Barrymore continued to exploit her little-girl-gone-bad image with this entertaining if convoluted horror film, which finds her indulging in both sex and violence while playing two distinct characters.
Most of the time, she appears as troubled young woman Holly Gooding, but she's first seen as what appears to be Holly's murderous double, or doppelganger, who brutally murders Holly's mother (Drew's real-life mom Jaid Barrymore) in Manhattan. Holly later turns up at the door of struggling young
writer Patrick Highsmith (George Newbern) in LA, answering the latter's ad for a roommate. Patrick is more than happy to take the attractive Holly in, but is puzzled...