Nightwatch (1997)

I saw this tense thriller years ago and wondered why it never became as prolific as some of its counterparts in the genre did. After seeing it again, I guess it does contain some very disturbing material. It's still scary as heck!

Martin takes a night job to pay for his final semester of law school. He is a night watchman at a morgue at the height of a serial killer's rampage through the city. The killer targets prostitutes. While Martin becomes suspicious of his best friend who recently becomes more and more insensitive and daring, Martin himself becomes the focus of the investigation.

The film is a mystery and while we do find out who the killer is about half way through the story, it still manages to keep you guessing until the end. The acting in the film is quite good (for the genre) with big names like Ewan McGregor, Nick Nolte, Josh Brolin and Patricia Arquette.


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