Bill Durand had finally reached easy street. He had a beautiful wife named Karen,
two new cars, and a successful business as an architect.
But then Bill's life took a wrong turn. He finds out Karen is sleeping around, he gets
fired from his job, and a violent argument with Karen ends in her accidental death. And,
though Bill didn't kill her, who would believe his innocence under the circumstances?
But bad news turns to good: While transporting Karen's body to the sleazy motel
where she meets her lover, his car goes out of control on a dangerous curve and crashes.
When Bill wakes up in the hospital, the Doctor gives him the bad news: "Your wife was
killed in the car accident".
Bill is off the hook.
His life goes back to normal. He gets his job back, meets a beautiful nurse named
Shelly, and falls in love. Even the suspicious policeman, Morgan, doesn't bother him.
But Bill's plans for a new life are shattered when his dead wife returns from the
grave, demanding that he pay for what he's done to her.
Trapped in a paranoid nightmare, Bill struggles to maintain his relationship with
Shelly, his sanity on the job, and his cool around Morgan...
While Dead Karen haunts his nights.
But has Karen really returned from the grave? Or is it part of a plot to bilk Bill of his
life's savings? A plot hatched by Karen's business partner? Her lover? Bill's best friend?
Morgan the Policeman? or Karen herself?
"DANGEROUS CURVES" is a dark, twisted thriller in the tradition of Hitchcock,
"Shattered", "Blood Simple" and the novels of Cornell Woolrich.
"DANGEROUS CURVES" a screenplay by William C. Martell
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I've written 19 films that were carelessly slapped onto celluloid: 3 for HBO, 2 for Showtime, 2 for USA Net, and a whole bunch of CineMax Originals (which is what happens when an HBO movie goes really, really wrong). I've been on some film festival juries, including Raindance in London (twice - once with Mike Figgis and Saffron Burrows, once with Lennie James and Edgar Wright - back to "jury duty" in October of 2009). Roger Ebert discussed my work with Gene Siskel on his 1997 "If We Picked The Winners" Oscar show. I'm quoted a few times in Bordwell's great book "The Way Hollywood tells It". My USA Net flick HARD EVIDENCE was released on video the same day as the Julia Roberts' film Something To Talk About and out-rented it in the USA. In 2007 I had two films released on DVD on the same day and both made the top 10 rentals.