Growing up on the poor side of glitzy Hollywood, Loren Neestrom has developed into a handsome young man worthy of a big-screen idol. But beneath his good looks lies another side; too dark even for Hollywood.
Raised by a deranged mother, he is torn between their incestuous relationship and the drive to realize his secret desire ... a diabolical plot to kidnap and kill two boys.
Steve Bell and his nerdy sidekick, Rick Shoeman, are carefree kids coming-of-age. Their lives during the summer of 1961 revolve around body surfing at Santa Monica Beach, chasing girls, and playing cards. Too macho to ride bikes, they hitchhike everywhere they need to go.
Thumbing a ride home the night of September 16, the boys get caught in an unexpected downpour. With few cars on the flooded roads, they're grateful when a man pulls over to give them a lift. Behind the wheel, Loren Neestrom.