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Murder on Line One

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A big, bald mass murderer — he looks like Nosferatu on a good day — contacts plucky London reporter Emma Jacobs but has more on his mind than PR. Murder on Line One, a heavy-breathing British attempt at the splatter genre, comes up with one good twist toward the end, but you probably won’t make it that far: The heroine’s a twit and the plotting’s lumpy. Americans do this stuff better — not a distinction to be proud of. D

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