W: David Koepp [based on the novel "Secret Window, Secret
Garden" by Stephen King]
DP: Fred Murphy
Ed: Jill Savitt
Mus: Philip Glass & Geoff Zanelli
Johnny Depp (Mort Rainey), John Turturro (John Shooter),
Maria Bello (Amy Rainey), Charles S. Dutton (Ken Karsch), Timothy Hutton (Ted Milner)
A reclusive writer is stalked by a mysterious stranger
adamant that his work has been plaigarised.
The plot alone makes it obvious that this is based on
works by Stephen King, and though it isn't amongst the horror scribes best works, this cinematic adaptation is still enjoyable, mostly due to the good performances of the ever reliable Johnny
Depp in the lead and an insidiously creepy John Turturro.
Screenwriter David Koepp stretches his trade into
directing and presents some rather unique visuals which make up for the transparency of the predictable narrative. Still, he wins kudos for delivering a psychological thriller without a
tacked-on Hollywood ending.