If this film is not in a league with its obvious inspiration, SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, at least it is not an inept rip-off like some other straight-to-video titles (witness SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENTS). This sporadically creepy dip into psychosis concerns an androgynous mute child who holds
the key to a series of mutilation murders of youngsters in New Orleans.
Resented by macho local cops when she's imported to profile their most wanted serial killer, high-strung Audrey Macleah (Ally Walker) plunges into the bizarre homicide case while suppressing her own legacy of childhood abuse. Butting heads with Chief Swaggert (Martin Sheen) over protocol, Audrey
drops by the...