Fade to Black

1980 / d. Vernon Zimmerman
Avid cinemaphile Eric Binford struggles with social disorders which stem from living his abusive wheel-chair bound aunt. When his sanity ultimately slips away, he delves into a psychotic film fantasy, in which he becomes some of his most beloved movie icons. Atmospheric and fun the first time, the film doesn’t hold up well on repeat performances. Still, effective performances by Dennis Christopher and Linda Kerridge (as the Marilyn Monroe look-alike love interest) make this worth a watch. Note the singular case.