"You thinking what I'm thinking?"
Russell Spivey, a police profiler (Mark Thompson) no sooner returns from psychiatric leave when he suddenly finds himself caught up in a serial killer's rampage. Fighting to keep the trauma of his childhood buried, Russell Spivey must confront the trademark of the killer: all too-familiar masks left on the faces of his victims. The significance of these masks is reveled slowly and late, this is mainly a story about a cop with issues (they always have issues, in this case drinking). A great deal of time is devoted to Russell Spivey's issues, which also involves Kevin Pollack as the doctor who is treating him. I was less interested in this aspect of the film but most of the amusing moments came from their interplay ("light?"). So I'm conflicted, I really liked this movie but it's definitely more a procedural than what the DVD illustration suggests. If you went by the impression the cover gives you would be misled into thinking this was a horror film, it's not. Even though all the elements represented on the cover are accurate to the contents, they're done in such a way that you would think it was a horror movie. I think that's a bit of a cheat.
At any rate, I enjoyed it once I got over my initial disappointment. But I didn't keep it for my collection.