This deliberately seedy drama was written by director Adam Rifkin around the same time he wrote and directed 1991's THE DARK BACKWARD, a calculatedly bizarre would-be cult item that (deservedly) never found its cult. The script was left to fester like an abscessed tooth while Rifkin went on to direct several forgettable features and write the screenplay for MOUSE HUNT. It eventually found its way to the screen with the help of producer/real estate mogul Steve Bing, and the result is truly vile. The setting is L.A.'s grimy Golden Eagle hotel, a moldering flophouse that serves as a purgatory for the drunk, the abused and the forgotten. Over the course of a single, swea...