A modest chiller that uses built-in fascination with serial killers to complicate audience response to a protagonist who may be getting away with murder, this film delivers its conventional shocks with more sophistication than the average direct-to-video picture. Is evil genetic or is it environmentally determined? That's the topic that drives the best-selling crime fiction of controversial novelist Luke Sinclair (Chris Sarandon), who insists that human nature is fundamentally primitive. Hoping to shake the case of writer's block that has him professionally becalmed, Luke holes up in a remote New England motel. Local sheriff Dayton Norris (Vlasta Vrana) soon finds hi...