Cinema: Distant Love

THE FAN Directed by Edward Bianchi Screenplay by Priscilla Chapman and John Hartwell Psychopath stalks celebrated actress, bloodily maims or kills people he thinks are keeping her from him, finally, frighteningly, corners her in deserted theater, with sex and/or murder in mind.

It sounds like the formula for a cheapo exploitation film intended to capitalize on the terrible events of recent months, in which sickened anonymity has struck out at the famous. Indeed, the distributors cannily evoke those tragedies by noting in the credits that The Fan is based on a 1977...

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