Some of the most heinous crimes Investigated... Inspired by old school anthology horror films like "Tales From The Crypt", "Creepshow", and "Tales From the Darkside The Movie", as well as creepy episodic television such as "The Twilight Zone" and "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", Heinous Acts is a modern twist on short subject horror stories combined into one non-stop nail-biting feature film. A small town police force has investigated some of the most unspeakable crimes imaginable. When the department's file clerk breaks into the evidence room to show the files to a new employee she is completely unprepared for the depravity that follows
A story about love deception, the return of the past, a tragedy, or even the violence contained in an everyday detail, appear themselves to push them towards the abyss, into the undeniable pleasure of losing control.
Three short stories by shock-meister Stephen King are linked by a stray cat that roams from one tale to the next in this creepy triptych that begins as Dick (James Woods) tries to quit smoking by any means necessary.
The film contains five stories set on desolate stretches of a desert highway. Two men on the run from their past, a band on its way to a gig, a man struggling to get home, a brother in search of his long-lost sister and a family on vacation are forced to confront their worst fears and darkest secrets in these interwoven tales.
The first segment features an animated mummy stalking selected student victims; the second tale tells the story of a "cat from hell" who cannot be killed and leaves a trail of victims behind it; the third story is about a man who witnesses a bizarre killing and promises never to tell what he saw and the "in-between" bit is the story of a woman preparing to cook her newspaper boy for supper.
In this anime trilogy, a salvage ship crew happens upon a haunted vessel in Magnetic Rose; a cold tablet turns a lab worker into a biological weapon in Stink Bomb; and an urban populace carries on an endless war with an unseen foe in Cannon Fodder.