Fade to Black is... Interesting. A lot of good ideas, some presented with great skill, and others feel left at the wayside. The film did its best to set up our protagonist's victims but fell short of truly fleshing them out.
Eric, our main character, is well acted and written. His struggles feel genuine and you battle with rooting for him through some of his terrible psychotic breaks, or at least your sympathy for him is put to the test.
There's some interesting cinematography in this movie and I think the way it's shot is one of it's biggest strengths.
The score is half and half; some tracks you barely even realize are there while others are bombastic and set the tension rolling really well.
A movie that definitely deserves a chance.