Cruel and Unusual, AKA Watchtower, is a 2002 thriller directed by George Milhaka. It was a direct to video film.The film follows Mike O'Conner (played by Tygh Runyan). As a child he was abused by his own dad. He grew up and fled to Chicago to start a rock band. However he got dragged into crime by his band mates and got convicted under probation. His sister Kate was able to get Mike out of jail and got him employed as an assistant lighthouse guard under Adam Terell (played by Eli Gabay) who is an author on sabbatical. Or so it seems....The real Adam was actually murdered by a serial killer who has now taken on his identity. Can Mike and Kate survive now that they have befriended the killer?