This horror genre variation on BARTON FINK is not a great film, but it is a brave one, on two counts; WHERE SLEEPING DOGS LIE is both a serial killer drama devoid of gore, and a Sharon Stone vehicle without any nudity.
Nobody in Hollywood will buy the high-minded novels and "message" screenplays of penniless writer Bruce Simmons (Dylan McDermott). "Feeling, morals, all that sweet-smelling shit went out with a bullet and the two Kennedys," sneers his ex-lover Serena Black (Stone), now a glamorous literary
agent. Bruce has a failed second career selling real estate, and when the would-be author gets evicted from his apartment he moves into a dilapidated old mans...