A multi-strand narrative set in early 1980's Los Angeles, centered on an array of characters who represent both the top of the heap (a Hollywood dream merchant, a dissolute rock star, an aging newscaster) and the bottom (a voyeuristic doorman, an amoral ex-con).
He is dropped of at the pre-arranged location, but his grandfather does not pick him up and the parents have hurriedly fled. The grandfather has died only moment earlier, succumbing to a massive coronary, and the boy is forced to fiend for himself as he adjusts to a world without his parents.
This plodding, short on reasonable dialogue, remake of the Wes Craven film, released in 1972, is watchable if you love gore, rape scenes, long strung out vengeance battles between good and evil foes, with an eventual outcome that may leave you satisfied, and then again, it may not.
A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Julliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper. The journalist comes to find that the musician has been suffering from the profound effects of long term schizophrenia.
The fan boys leave their small town for a cross country trek to steal the original print of the latest and highly anticipated prequel from the home editing studio at George Lucas's "Skywalker Ranch" in northern California. They are not wanting to take possession of the print for financial gain, they only wish to be the first ones to see it.
The haunting takes place in a home that was once a mortuary, whose malevolent mortician's purposeful degradation of dead human bodies; supposedly to seal their spirits to his will from beyond the paranormal dimension between the spirit's life and their eternal hereafter.
These special people have the potential to do great harm to others with these special powers and to humanity as a whole. While the potential to do great harm to our civilization is always a potential reality, the picture concentrates on those folks with special powers doing great harm to each other, and the violence is copious.
The murders are committed by an eclectic group of committed idealists, who have fashioned themselves after the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse as represented in the Book of Revelation. They believe by committing these horrific killings, they will succeed in wresting the attention of a curious public and sending the message that all is not well...