An American ‘Nam vet (Matthew Carriere, who was also in “Luther” and “A Girl Called Rosemary”) on his way home winds up in another warzone when his ship docks in Belfast. Almost immediately, he sees a bombing, multiple security checkpoints, and hears gunfire everywhere he goes. The question of which war is worse is immediately planted in the viewer’s mind, and emphasized by dialogue as he wanders through the haunts of the poor and outcast. Early on, he demonstrates a hatred for women and some unstable tendencies, but soon he takes over a house shared by eight Irish nurses, who he murders one by one. Carriere is oddly charming and quirky much of the time – often saying things like, “get undressed, if you don’t mind,” but it rapidly becomes clear that he’s not someone to identify with. A disturbingly nihilistic movie from a time when most movies were dark – but not quite this dark.