With John Cusack, Ray Liotta, Amanda Peet, Jake Busey, Rebecca DeMornay, Alfred Molina
Directed by James Mangold

A set of suspiciously contrived circumstances force a varied bunch of individuals into a single isolated motel on a stormy night, trapped with a killer on the loose. The individuals include a limo driver and his washed up Hollywood actress passenger, a corrections officer and a transferred murderer, the guy running the motel, a young couple, a man, his wife and her son as well as a hooker. One by one they get knocked off in a variety of ways, some gory, some less so.
The suspense factor can get fairly tense, and if you want to figure out who the elusive killer is, you've got a good few to pick from, not to mention figure out the actual plot. Secrets start to unfold and things even seem to become a little supernatural - something that unfolds at the end, and which could be derived from the film's intro, if you really wanted to. On the outer-rim lies the real story of which the entire film is the root, but check it out for yourself as too much exposition will spoil the point of the entire film and its punchline.

3 / B
- PB

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6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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