Jim Tahna (Michael Cudlitz of THE WALKING DEAD) is a security guard, and loner, who lives and works in Yonkers, NY. He's excited about taking a vacation in California, where he'll visit all the landmarks of a famous serial killers life. The guy's name is Carl Marznap. Once in the area, he drives the rental car to a shitty motel and rents out a room. During the day he ventures out and visits the killer's home and murder sites. He also frequents a local diner where he hits it off with a lonely waitress, Betsy (Melanie Griffith). At first we think that Jim is just a moderately messed up guy but as the movie progresses he becomes more disturbed, eventually hallucinating that he's actually talking to Marznap (Pruitt Taylor Vince of IDENTITY). Things do not end well.
DARK TOURIST is a great psychological thriller and serial killer movie. Highly recommended.