A serial killer, known as the Trasher because the only thing he leaves behind from his victims is blood and clothes, is tracked down and shot by one of the cops pursuing him. He's patched up and sent to the nearest mental institution, which happens to be virtually empty because it's being closed down in a week. A psychiatrist (Paulina Porizkova) on call is sent in to evaluate him (to see if he's really insane) but he escapes and runs amok. The head of the hospital's security locks down the building and he's subsequently killed by the Trasher--but the keys to unlock the building are lost. One by one the cops and hospital workers left inside are slaughtered. The psychiatrist finds help from the janitor (Judd Nelson in a throway role), who is also one of the last patients to remain there. You've seen it all before and done better in other movies. Very sloppily written script by people who have obviously gotten all their information on police, psychiatrists and serial killers from watching Prime Time Network television. They are all cliches!Larry Drake, as the killer, is great--hey, he was born to portray mentally ill characters (DARK NIGHT OF THE SCARECROW, DR. GIGGLES) and Porizkova does a decent enough job of acting but the movie is so painful to watch even their performances aren't enough to save it.