Mason is a neurotic loner and artist who is beset by delusions and scared of everything. Barely functional, he works as a telemarketer, where his only friend is his boss and protector. When a perky new employee named Amber befriends him, Mason gradualy becomes happier, until he starts to sketch and paint her.
This little indie film is the product of the folks who brought us "Hatchet," a funny, scary, action-packed slasher flick. This time around, they've missed the mark completely, making a boring, pointless story that lacks any action or interesting characters.
In the DVD extras, we learn about the four friends who wrote, directed, produced, and starred in "Spiral," which began as a seven-page story. I think they should have stopped then; there just isn't enough going on in this movie to sustain interest beyond seven minutes. It's supposed to be a psychological thriller, but it's not scary, and we don't get enough background information to know what's real. The acting by the small cast is fine; it's the story that leaves you wanting your 90 minutes back. No thrills, no chills, no redeeming qualities in this movie. Just a self-indulgent effort by some pals to make a movie.