MVD Entertainment Group will be guiding the Taylor and Dodge, LLC DVD debut of director James Camali’s A Fatal Obsession to market on Aug. 16.
Christie Ryan (Tracy Nelson — perhaps best knows as Sister Stephanie Oskowski in the Father Dowling Mysteries television series; also daughter of Ricki Nelson) has it all, a nice home, a lovely daughter, Miri (played by Remington Moses — the daughter of Tracy Nelson and grand daughter of Ricki Nelson), and a famous horror writer for a husband.
There’s just one little problem, her husband, Michael (Eric Roberts), is losing his mind to acute alcoholism and finally goes off his rocker.
The target of his rage is his wife, who he suspects of having an affair and even though that’s not the case it doesn’t stop him from trying to kill her during a drunken rage (a beautifully played Eric Roberts derangement moment in which he seems to be channeling famed horror writer Stephen King). Miri intervenes, clocks dear old dad and both her and her mom make good their escape. Short film, right? Wrong.
This is where it gets really twisted. Michael undergoes plastic surgery and becomes unrecognizable (which is handled nicely by having Mike DiGiacinto step into to play Roberts’ character in the second half of the film) and makes it his personal goal to track his wife and daughter down and finish what he started! Anyone who gets in the way better start digging their own grave.