Incestuous mother and son shapeshifters Brian Krause and Alice Krige move
to a new town with seemingly naive Madchen Amick as their next intended
Sick, unfunny, and horrendously over-acted (Krige especially is hard to
watch and she and Amick are so soft-spoken it becomes a chore to sit
through), the film is directed with all the subtlety of a sledge-hammer by
It wants to be an outrageous horror flick set in a s-ish
small town locale, but instead it is merely self-consciously off-putting
and depraved simply for the hell of it.
Opening scene set in Bodega Bay is an enjoyable homage to Hitchcock's overrated 'The Birds', but the whole thing just repeats itself over and over with increasingly bizarre behavior from characters we don't care one iota about. I would not wish this ordeal
on anyone, especially cat lovers.
Stephen King wrote the screenplay himself, and hopefully will not do such
a stupid thing again (Didn't he learn after 'Maximum Overdrive'?). This
horrid little tale will have you wanting to take a shower afterwards, ala
King's 'Graveyard Shift'.