Studio Synopsis: An obsessed cop is on the trail of a serial killer prowling the streets of Buffalo, N.Y. but when his teenage daughter disappears, he drops any professional restraint to get the killer.
Studio: Warner Bros.
Running Time: 108 minutes
Number of Disks: 1
Extending his reach ever further into the dark and twisted halls of the whodunit, “The Factory” churns out another curiously creepy John Cusack jaunt. And while neither Cusack or partner Jennifer Carpenter are at all strangers to these sickly strange and unusual serial killer series’ – coming on the heels of Cusack’s “The Raven” and with Carpenter appearing in the supporting central role of Debra Morgan on Showtime’s hit series “Dexter” – its stranger still to see the straight-to-video title nab two big name victims. Disappointing not for what it is, but more for what it might have been, the film is an exercise in twists and turns that break rather than bend, leaving lazy gaps of missed opportunities all careening towards an endgame payoff that feels more lackluster than logical. Of course everyone who puts their meat in a seat is in it for the big bad guy payoff, and to the film’s credit it does offer some scattered scares and the concessions that come with big name performances. But for those looking for a method to the madness and a reliable vehicle to get them there, this factory seems to make nothing but jalopies. Just as the film’s fresh take; the extras menu is nonexistent, which is a shame really considering the star power and completely likeable personalities of both Cusack and Carpenter. So with the right kinds of kindling, but not a fresh light in the building, “The Factory” churns out little more than mainstream, mass produced mayhem.
Central Cast: John Cusack | Jennifer Carpenter | Dallas Roberts | Mae Whitman
Director: Morgan O’Neill
Central Writers: Morgan O’Neill | Paul Leyden
Theatrical Release: October 20, 2012 (Screamfest Film Festival)
Blu-Ray/DVD Release: February 19, 2013
Genre: Crime | Mystery | Thriller
Supporting Cast and more Writers found HERE