The Face of Fear Review

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To escape a psychotic killer, former mountain climber, with a bad case of vertigo, Graham Harris, must fight his fears as he and his fiancee are forced to descend down the outside of the skyscraper 40 stories above the ground.


Taking the most hackneyed of TV movie premises — a psychic is pursued by the serial killer whose crimes he has been mentally witnessing — and a few leftover bits of the plot of Die Hard, this adaption of Dean R. Koontz’ paperback best-seller is a surprisingly, well, good.

The clichéd characters are given a touch more depth than usual, and there are neat, non-stereotyped supporting performances from cop Bob Balaban and smarmy journalist William Sadler

A gripping TV time-waster