WHO'S TO BLAME
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 02/02/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"One of the underlying themes of this well done made for TV films is what responsibility should a creative person take for the work they create? In this case, a female mystery writer has written two best selling novels about a serial killer named the Gargoyle. Both books have seemingly prompted a copy cat killer to mimic the crimes of her novels. The general populace says the author should be just as guilty as the killer. While this is not something I agree with (I've read several serial killer books and have yet to kill anyone), it makes for an interesting underlying theme, and ultimately, a reason for the murders. Kim Delaney stars as the novelist, who was rendered disabled after her encounter with the first copycat killer. She has secluded herself in an out of the way cabin, and doesn't have much of anything to do with anyone, except her personal assistant, Jenny, and her personal trainer, BJ (a rugged John J. York). When the copycat killings take up again after her second best seller, the FBI moves in, which also includes Delaney's former lover, agent John Grady (Scott Kraft). A sleazy tabloid news anchorman also figures in the plot, and director Fred Gerber keeps us guessing in this suspenseful and well acted chiller."
Closer and closer
Daniel K Worden | Fall River, Massachusetts United States | 06/14/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This movie was much better the first time I saw it, when it was called Copycat with Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter and Harry Connick Jr.Horrible acting by all the supporting characters, too many half-baked and poorly explained threads all over the place, incompetant police and FBI agents/procedure, and not really that hard to figure out who the killer is.Bringing a degree of disbelief suspension to movies is one thing, but to think that if the FBI and Police from 9 states were so unable to find any suspect, that they wouldn't have run the backgrounds thru on everyone involved with the case is just stupid.Police aren't that dumb.And it was kinda funny seeing Kim Delaney who is obsessively paranoid and over-protective of herself all movie long to instantly drop all her wards the moment the movie is about to end and you/we know the killer is about to show up.Yea that would be the killer who gave himself away halfway thru the movie with his [crummy] acting."
I loved this movie!
Claire Hennessy | Dublin, Ireland | 08/20/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I loved this movie! "Closer and Closer" is brilliant. It's about a horror writer who's in a wheelchair and a killer starts calling her and is really weird and obsessed with her. It's really cool!"
Closer and Closer
Sandi | Clarksburg, WV United States | 12/27/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Police suspect that a brutal serial killer has patterned the murders of three women on a series of novels written by Kate Saunders (Kim Delaney), whose writings focus on similar crimes -- and whose paraplegia is the result of a vicious attack by the same killer years earlier. With a new novel about to be published, Kate finds herself at the murderer's mercy as his attacks begin again.
VERY GOOD Suspense movie! I was lucky enough to get this one for $1.00 and LOVED IT!!"