Frankie "The Freak" Walker (Tom Ryan) is the guy always at the end of a bar by himself... a loner... no job... no girlfriend... a shitty small apt that he's late on the rent with. Frank is trying to do the best he can with what little he's got... he's trying to start from scratch after being released from an institution - or at leaast that's the impression I got. It's so bad, that you almost feel sorry for him. That is until Charlie (Paul Gmitter) came by and all that changed!
Charlie coaxes his way into Frank's apt by smoking a joint with him. While Frank is in the kitchen, Charlie accidentally calls Frank crazy. Bad move Charlie! Soon after, you can see Frank's mental state change and Frank becomes ansolutely psychotic. Tom pulls off a great performance on this transformation.
The story-line felt like it was taken from the heavy metal artist King Diamond song "Heads on the Wall". The mounted heads, talking to the dead & listening to them. I asked Tom about this and he said that he never heard the song but once he did, he said he saw it too.
However, all this killing that Frank does, it actually made him into a better person. Don't know how to talk to women - kill a 'ladies man' (Bradley Creanzo)... can't get a job - kill a C.E.O. (Edward X. Young)... they'll tell you their secrets... you get the picture. You believe that he is having convesations with the dead.
Done is classic low-buget style --- filmed for about $1,500 --- this was .brilliant. Joe Parascand & Jason Greco convincingly play the detectives hot on Frank's tail. There's even an appearence from one of my favorite indie actresses - Genoveva Rossi - playing a cop.
The story-line was engaging and with my sick sense of humor, I found myself actually rooting for poor Frank. Yeah sure he killed... big deal... he has a job now... he was able to ask the waitress at the bar out on a date... not realizing that his downstairs neighbor (Deana Demko) is very interested in him. He has a whole new persona.
This is a fantastic low-budget feature. It kept us engaged through out the whole film... at the end, I felt myself going "YES!!" I love this film and can't say enough good things about it except - buy it, watch it and see for yourself. I HIGHLY suggest adding this to any horror/thriller's fan collection!