7 January 2014 | wes-connors
Watching the Detectives
Attractive blonde psychiatrist Sarah Carter (as Kate Kovic) reluctantly agrees to investigate the case of supposedly "multiple personality" disordered convict Magda Apanowicz (as Christine Solter). Scheduled to be lethally injected in one week, we don't know if the convicted woman is pretending or really possessing herself, a young man nicknamed "Fish" and his mentally challenged younger sister. After a few meetings with Apanowicz, Ms. Carter becomes convinced she is innocent. Now, it becomes a race against the execution clock. Carter begins investigating "The Toyman Killer" who apparently killed the "personalities" inside Apanowicz' head (among others), with help from likewise unmarried police detective David Haydn-Jones (as Ray Santana)...
At the opening crime scene, which occurred six years earlier, we meet Mr. Haydn-Jones and fellow officer Tom Butler (as Dennis Turbinado). Watch as Haydn-Jones checks the wrist of one of the victims. A stickler for details would make a mental note of this and wonder whether he was checking for time, the fish tattoo or the bracelet. Also of interest is why what he saw made the detective angry. But, don't expect any explanation of minor details. A major detail would be the general release of Apanowicz, should she be declared not guilty due to her mental problems; certainly, you would expect the young woman to remain in a psychiatric facility for a period of time. However, director Farhad Mann and the cast perform very well, especially in the basement.
****** The Toyman Killer (7/20/13) Farhad Mann ~ Sarah Carter, David Haydn-Jones, Magda Apanowicz, Tom Butler