Artificial and melodramatic psycho-thriller. Detective Chandler Manning (Molina) is hunting a serial killer who murders prostitutes along Sunset Boulevard. The killer's M.O. is the same as someone Manning previously put away who was also fixated on Jack the Ripper's crimes in Victorian London. Meanwhile, Ellen Burling (Davis) has suspicions about Malcolm (Baker), the mysterious man that has become the Burlings' new lodger.