Revenge is a dish best served cold
"I have written a screenplay which I would like to submit for your consideration. This is a dark drama about a reticent middle-aged man who is emotionally closed-off from the world, and is my eighth script. When his wife leaves him he is left with nothing but his loneliness and the memory of a childhood ruined by the bullies who tormented him. He hates them for their cruelty, hates himself for not fighting back, and blames them for his misery. The trigger which unleashes his rage is seeing his grandson similarly abused. He becomes obsessed with one idea: to track down his enemies and kill them.
Ah, sweet revenge! For the main character, murder brings a rebirth, a surge of power coursing through his veins, an aphrodisiac. Throwing off the chains of his past, he reaches out to his wife and to his estranged son. But murder, even when committed to right a wrong, refuses to release the murderer from its grip. Slowly the wheels of justice begin to turn, he comes face-to-face with the grieving widow of his victim, and the poison of guilt corrodes his happiness. The final question is whether he will be destroyed by his own crime."