Photographer Robert Patrick skyrockets to fame with his bizarre layouts, depicting faked scenes of death and sexual violation. One of Patrick's clients is Michelle Johnson, the look-alike of a famous rock star. Developing an obsession with Johnson, Patrick is the prime suspect when she's murdered. From here on in, we're in Vertigo country, with a little Blow-Up thrown in for good measure. While the mystery is easily solvable, the tension level in the film's final scenes is enough to compensate for its "borrowings" from earlier films.