If Stephen King horror is your kind of horror, then you probably read his short story collection Nightmares & Dreamscapes. If you did, you might want to check out the movie version of Dolan’s Cadillac (one of the stories in N&D). Although be warned – there’s probably a reason this went straight to DVD.
Tom Robinson (Bentley) is a middle school science teacher in Las Vegas. One afternoon his wife Elizabeth decides to go for a horseback ride into the desert and accidentally witnesses a mob hit by Vegas gangster Jimmy Dolan (Slater). Robinson and his wife go to the FBI and are taken into protective custody. Before the trial date arrives, his wife sneaks out of the safe house and promptly gets blown to bits a-la-car-bomb.
With no witness left, Dolan goes free. And slowly Robinson’s need for revenge takes over his life. He buys a gun with plans to just walk up and shoot Dolan. But he discovers he doesn’t have the stomach for that. His thirst for revenge won’t let him stop, and a complicated, drawn out plan begins to take shape. One that will take Dolan down for good.
Now I have to admit, I got way too creeped out by this movie to actually watch the entire thing. Stephen King scares me. And Horror flicks just don’t do it for me. But Christian Slater I like, so I gave it a shot.
Somebody please watch this one all the way through and tell me what you think of the ending. Who’s creepier – Christian Slater or Wes Bently? For me it was a toss up.