Stephen King collaborates for the first time with the female-focused cable net Lifetime for this original movie based on one of the prolific author’s stories.
Maria Bello stars as a mystery novelist who falls victim to a savage crime — the horrifying details are shown repeatedly, to a fault — in a remote part of New England (vintage King). This launches her on a quest for payback.
The movie, which also features the unlikely duo of Olympia Dukakis and Joan Jett, gets off to a decent start. But like some of King’s other tales, it loses its way, devolving into a rape revenge fantasy whose potency is diluted by silly gimmicks like a talking GPS system with a mind of its own.
Rating: [s3r star=2/4]
7 p.m. Saturday on Lifetime