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Actors: Cady McClain, Adrian Pasdar, Lucien Maisel, Austin Williams, Amber Joy Williams
Director: Christopher Denham
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
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Deidra C. (Deidra670) from GARRETT, KY
Reviewed on 11/9/2010...
HOME MOVIE is the terrifying portrait of the development of two psychopaths. The story is told in the form of a series of home movies, starting during Halloween and ending on Easter Sunday. This has some of the most frightening, disturbing moments that I have ever seen, made even more so with a minimum of gore. the horror is made real simply by the use of the raw emotion that is presented.
David and Emily move their two ten year old twins, Jack and Emily, into a beautiful home in the remote woods. Even though the parents try their best to continue as though nothing is amiss, something is obviously wrong with the children. Interestingly, the film begins and ends with Jack and Emily in Halloween costumes.
As a parent myself, I could empathize and feel the parents' confusion and ultimately, stark terror as their children start a downward spiral that never ends. My one fault with the film that kept me from giving HOME MOVIE five stars was this--I would've had the children sent for professional help and possible hospitalization at Christmas, when they crucified the family cat.
Another side note. I am a big Adrian Pasdar fan ever since I saw him in NEAR DARK. But he was so deeply into character in HOME MOVIE, I didn't even recognize him until the credits.
See HOME MOVIE. As Jack and Emily say to the camera, "I dare you to stare till our movie is done."
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