Though sometimes confusing, this low-budget thriller filters substantial menace through its science-fiction premise, which involves covetous doppelgangers from another dimension. Assigned to cover a recent bank massacre, newspaper columnist Karen Addams (Tiffany L. Paige) is more interested in the 20-year-old Mansfield Theater shooting. Theater owner Kyle Mansfield (Harold Cannon-Lopez) shot his dog and apparently fired at other targets, but though human blood was found on Mansfield, no victims ever turned up! Karen defies her editor to continue nosing around not realizing that the two cases are linked. Mansfield is about to be forcibly evicted from the decaying movie palace, and as he's dragged out he pleads with Karen to safeguard his keys but not to open his office door. Curious Karen can't resist taking a peek and subsequently turns in two articles she doesn't recall having written. Her co-workers notice that their plain-Jane colleague has spiffed up her image. Approached by so-called bank killer Greg Johnson (Trey Hardy), Karen discovers that she's opened up Pandora's Box: Mansfield's office is the gateway to another world where every person has a physical doubles who's his or her exact psychological opposite. Every 20 years, duplicates have the opportunity to slip into our dimension, but two entities can't occupy the same dimension for more than a short while. Straight-laced Karen's other-dimensional twin is an oversexed minx who wants to wreak havoc in Karen's world. The real Greg Johnson, by contrast, is a mass murderer, while his kindly duplicate teams up with Karen to help her fight for her own existence. Will wanton Karen replace nice, respectable Karen, and what will become of homicidal Greg's compassionate counterpart? Unable to answer all the questions it raises, this ambitious bit of escapism keeps viewers guessing about who's who and what's what and delivers some thought-provoking thrills before degenerating into a routine action scramble.
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- Released: 2002
- Rating: R
- Review: Though sometimes confusing, this low-budget thriller filters substantial menace through its science-fiction premise, which involves covetous doppelgangers from another dimension. Assigned to cover a recent bank massacre, newspaper columnist Karen Addams (T… (more)