This evokes no violent dread. Nobody is an informed, mannered, reflective soul. Morally wrong things happen. This was all systemic ineptitude, people maddeningly accept the bizarre without question and this has no grim resonance and it invokes no literary interest. This was an irredeemably gross mess.
80s touches include a white phone, the ‘hero’ marvelling at a thin phone book, a cut glass door knob, a bad guy wanting to build a mall and a decidedly non-PC portrayal of Native Americans.
“A street bum walked in.”
“Her head had been chewed off?”