October 3, 2008 by esarsea
I’m not really a movie buff, but occasionally I will sit down and watch one on TV. Generally speaking, I enjoy the temporary escape they provide more than I do any any specific acting performance or storyline. Recently however I did stumble across one that really stuck with me. That movie was the 1997 made-for-tv thriller Intensity starring John C. McGinley and Molly Parker. Based in the book by Dean Koontz, Intensity lives up to it’s name in every way.
John C. McGinley is perhaps best known today for his portrayal of Dr. Perry Cox on the NBC (and later, ABC) sitcom, Scrubs. In Intensity, McGinley plays a sociopathic killer by name of Edgler Foreman Vess – and his portrayal of this character is both chilling and brilliant. All the youtube clips I could find for the movie had the embedding feature disabled, but here’s a link you can follow to watch an 8 min. 36 sec. scene from Intensity.
I won’t spoil the movie for you with an in-depth review (well, actually that’s my way of saying I’m lazy, and don’t want to write that much). But if you find yourself surfing the channel guide on TV and happen to see Intensity listed, it’s well worth watching and/or recording on your DVR.