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Review Date: 23 September 2003 My Rating: out of 5

 

Lynda Carter doesn't seem to have any of her alter-ego's powers to hand as she does battle with psycho stalker 'The Barber' in this made for TV movie that shares a striking number of similarities with 'When a Stranger Calls'.

Carter plays tough art student and part-time bar tender Brianne who gets into a spot of bother one night with a drunken customer. She seems to have succesfully difused the situation until he follows her home and breaks in with the intentions of raping her.

Luckily a Psychiatrist named Justin, who had also been at the bar and had seen the man following Brianne, turns up and saves the day. As payment for saving her from the man, Brianne agrees to work for Justin at his hotline crisis centre helping those in need of a sympathetic ear.

One night Brianne receives a call from 'The Barber' who asks her to stop him by solving riddles. At first Brianne is reluctant, but she soon becomes intrigued and so the game of cat and mouse begins as Brianne vows to catch the killer before he strikes again, and in a living nightmare where anyone could be the killer, Brianne may just have bitten off more than she can chew.

This film is a strange one, not all that exciting but quite gripping as you do want to know who 'The Barber' is, and whilst it is quite shocking, you wonder why the person does what they do. Is it because they are just psycho? Did I miss the point?

In the end there's nothing new to be found here but it does have quite a creepy atmosphere thanks to the location of Brianne's house and the lighting effects.

OVERALL SUMMARY
Not bad, you do root for Brianne because it's Lynda Carter and she is nice, but it wasn't as unsettling as 'When a Stranger Calls'.




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