Some surefire slapstick footage is about all that’s funny in the stillborn comedy Hexed. Writer-director Alan Spencer’s debut pic makes one long for the sophistication of Police Academy movies.
Hotel desk clerk Matthew (Arye Gross) is anxious to end his rut and pump some excitement into his life. Enter beautiful French model and cover girl Hexina (Claudia Christian). Gross and Christian have sex in scenes imitating Fatal Attraction and Basic Instinct, after which he finds out she’s really a psychotic killer who’s spent six years in a mental institution.
Gross is an able farceur but hard-pressed to make any of the increasingly silly plot twists believable. Christian’s acting is way over the top, though she’s well cast as the beautiful loon. Adrienne Shelly, familiar from Hal Hartley films, is appealing as Gross’s co-worker and would-be girlfriend.