A woman (Julie Ormond) and her young son walk out of a movie theater and take a cab. But the cab driver goes in the wrong direction--and takes them to his house in the country. The man drags the mother into the house from the garage and we just hear her screaming while the son cries out in the locked taxi. The killer comes out, covered in blood, and drags the boy inside. The boy cries out for his mom but the man tells him "She's not coming back, ever."
The serial killer makes the boy his slave--serving him breakfast, cleaning his bloody murder messes, unlocking the door when he brings back a new girl to kill. He names the boy "Rabbit". When he tries to escape through the attack he chains him to the floor.
Years go by. We see the kid is now a teenager and his predicament has not improved. The killer now wants to teach him his craft--but the boy doesn't want to kill. He brings him back a girl to have sex with and kill--and he ends up doing it. The guy agrees to take him out on a hunt--which is finally a chance for his escape. The movie has a completely surprise ending that works very well.
I liked this movie because it's a different sort of serial killer movie--and it's done well. I enjoyed it as much as I did director Jennifer Jason Lynch's SURVEILLANCE. Highly recommended.