The supposedly accidental death of banker Roy Turner is the first sign that something's amiss in the Bible-belt Texas town of Gentle Grove. Conscientious Henry Blaylock, a widowed lawyer, has to brace himself for a run on the bank as well as the return of Turner's self-destructive alcoholic daughter Marie. The brutal braining of old Amanda Blake's dog is a minor irregularity compared to the violence which follows--murder and kidnapping. In the unlikely event you stick this one out, the culprit is freaky Happy Day, a bankrupt cycle manufacturer. Simply put, simply dreadful.