Struggling artist Nick Parker pays the bills by giving drawing classes to the elderly. Living in a squalid Brooklyn apartment, Nick avoids contact with his family, including his sister Charlotte . The murder of his landlord sets off a troubling chain of events - but are they real, or do they only exist in Nick's imagination? Director Alex Winter , with cinematographer Joe DeSalvo, creates a stylish, claustrophobic world, revealed strictly from Nick's scattered point of view. In maintaining this distorted vision, the audience views the story through Nick's muddled eyes, resulting in an eerie, sinister thriller. Thomas' persuasive dread-soaked performance keeps you gripped until the very end.