Death in Texas is an unsurprising crime film from writer and director Scott Windhauser. In his latest work, the filmmaker saddles us with the lead character Billy (Ronnie Gene Blevins), who has just been released from prison and is visiting his persistent mother Grace (Lara Flynn Boyle). Billy promises his mother to stay on the straight and narrow, but when Grace is diagnosed with a deadly liver condition, Billy finds himself at a crossroads. Should he simply stand on the sidelines and wait for his mother to die, or should he again go down the criminal path to raise money for her? Billy’s choice is easy to guess, as are the consequences of his choice. It amounts to an old-fashioned game of bloodshed.