David Keith hams it up as Joseph Meeker, a convicted killer who comes back from hell to wreak havoc on Martin Kove (DOING TIME ON PLANET EARTH) man who he thinks killed his wife. Years before Meeker and his new bride, while robbing a drugstore, are involved in a shootout with the police and it looks as if Kove is responsible for her slaying. Subsequently, Meeker is put to death for killing innocent bystanders and Kove quits the force. Years later, for no apparent reason, Meeker returns from the grave to get his vengeance on Kove, who by this time doesn't have much of a life to speak of. A seemingly directionless Keith goes around killing some of Kove's police force friends and eventually holds his wife and teenage son hostage, crying for retribution. When it's revealed in a ridiculous 'twist' that Meeker was actually responsible for killing his own wife in the shootout (which is replayed at least a half dozen times in the course of the film, in slo-mo!) the result is laughable. Unable to bear the truth, Meeker commits suicide by shooting himself in the head, a very simplistic, not to mention disappointing, solution for killing a supposed supernatural entity.