Not just murder--but a whole heap of backwoodsy, Gothical doings--in Prospect, Kentucky, where both bedridden Grandpa Tom and millionaire Grandma Estelle are receiving round-the-clock, possessive care from a gaggle of hired nurses, a paid companion, and New York-y granddaughter Star (""I'm going to be alone with her all night in this dreadful wilderness!""). Raving Estelle claims that ""they"" are trying to kill her, and she may be right, since one nurse is already dead and another's about to get clobbered. And who's that lurking out back? Estelle's incorrigible adopted juvenile delinquent? Star's college boyfriend? There are a surprising number of genuinely arresting, even moving, moments in this brief hoedown of illness, evil, and aging family ties--but awkward dialogue and excess contrivance keep it from ever rising out of its local colors.