Director Ken Hughes ("Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," believe it or not) teasingly taunts in staging his murder sequences, surprisingly slim on actual blood, from the opening kill on a not-so-merry-go-round to an extended joke in a two-bit diner (you may never eat beef stew again). Speaking of meat, Ward and her professor lover (Drew Synder, "WarGames") share a strange sex scene in the shower, in which he erotically slathers her nude body with red paint. Or is it Sriracha sauce?
Doesn't matter. Fun either way. —Rod Lott