It's artist Joe's (Patrick Murphy) first big exhibition, and rather
fittingly in regard to his rather disturbing images, it takes place in a
former asylum. A stranger (Joe McKinney) attracts the attention of Joe,
who decides to follow as the stranger walks deeper and deeper into a
place, until he reaches a room where a patient has hanged himself, after
he strangled a nurse with the very same rope he used for his suicide. Joe
can't help but noticing ropemarks on the stranger's neck - but then all of
a sudden, the stranger's gone, and when Joe returns to the crowd, he
learns his wife (Sinead O'Riordan) has wandered off - with the stranger,
who conveniently carries a rope ...
When it comes to creepy
atmosphere, this film is first rate, helped of course by strong imagery.
And there's good acting in this one, all of which makes an enjoyable
little genre piece. Only one thing, one can't really shake the feeling
that the film's story is a genre mainstay, and has been done a few times
too often. Still, if you've got 8+ minutes to spare, you'll be
well-entertained at least.