This DVD had been sitting on my To Watch stack for ten years before I finally watched it. I tried when I first got it but yanked it out after five minutes. Should have had more patience. After ten minutes I thought I had it all figured out, but I was wrong. Ebert was right on the money: "Diabolical and absorbing."
This really disappointed me as an X-Files fan. There was a standard set, and this could have been a plot for Criminal Minds. Chris Carter made sure that there would be no 3rd X-Files movie. Just not nearly enough paranormal weirdness, and after everything Mulder & Scully went through, to see them revert so melodramtically was exasperating.
I have to admit I didn't like the ending, as I didn't see justice being served, but it's been over ten years since I first read it, and it's still with me. A Maori woman who has taken great strides to become a hermit meets a mute, abused boy and gets pulled into his life.
Excellent thriller. Normally we only see the murders from the police's point of view. Here we get both the killer and his alter ego. Truly suspenseful. After I watched it, I immediatel watched it again, then a third time with the commentary on. I almost never do that.