I wanted to like this a lot more than I did. The beginning and ending are both incredibly solid, but everything in between is a snooze. Even worse, the leading lady is a doormat who manages to be ten steps behind the viewer at every turn. If you like the central premise, Popcorn did something like it (with movies instead of books) a year or so later and featured a similar looking killer. Check that one out instead!
happy to find this on amazon the other day, ordered and re-watched for the first time since I was twelve, not as good as I remember but the ending is still super cool. Can't decide if I like this or The Gate more, hmmm, guess I'll have to re-watch that one too.