The plot: After her TV show advocating on behalf of a battered woman who defended herself against a raging boyfriend, she draws the attention of an evil viewer. Colt, played brilliantly by Michael Ironside (Scanners), is a misogynist to the 10th degree! He murders any woman in his life who shows strength, and photographs them while they breathe their last breaths. Colt breaks into Ballin's house, kills her housekeeper, then slashes Ballin when she arrives home. By some miracle, she survives and is rushed to the hospital, seriously hurt and in need of multiple surgeries. An empathetic Nurse Munroe takes it upon herself to watch over Ballin. Munroe, a former battered wife, forges a friendship with Ballin, which will put her in great danger. Nurse Munroe is beautiful, sweet, smart, hard working, and has the heart of an angel.
Colt, determined to kill Ballin, masquerades as a florist and heads to the hospital. In an attempt to get to at Ballin, Colt murders a nurse and another patient, but is chased away by Munroe. Sensing Munroe is Ballin's ally, Colt now is determined to cut her to pieces as well. In flashbacks we see glimpses of Colt's childhood which formed him into this deranged slasher. Again and again he returns to the hospital and the body counts increase with doctors, cops, nurses, and patients. All this sets up a horrifying final 15 minutes where Colt attacks Nurse Munroe in her home, and Ballin is left unprotected for a vicious final scene.
Oh yes, one more thing, William Shatner is terrific as Ballin's producer. See "Visiting Hours" and be prepared to do your viewing from the edge of your seats.