COLD CREEK MANOR is a heart-pounding thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat in tension-filled suspense. Wanting to escape city life for the saner, safer countryside, New Yorkers Cooper Tilson (Dennis Quaid), ... more »his wife Leah (1995 Golden Globe winner Sharon Stone, Best Actress, CASINO), and their two children move into a dilapidated old mansion still filled with the possessions of the previous family. Turning it into their dream house soon becomes a living nightmare when the previous owner (Stephen Dorff) shows up, and a series of terrifying incidents lead them on a spine-tingling search for clues to the estate's dark and lurid past.« less
Excellent plotline with an all star cast of actors and actresses. My DVD had special features of deleted scenes and an alternate ending. You will like one of the deleted scenes that was cut. A must for horror fans!
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donnee | 09/11/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I was bored with it. Went to a free advance showing without knowing the plot and thinking that it was a ghost story. It's just another"Family-moves-into-a-house-and-is-stalked-by-a-madman" movie with all the cliches included. Quaid and Stone's characters have got to be the dumbest couple on earth! Would you invite a creepy guy who broke into your home to dinner? Believe me, you will be rolling your eyes at a number of dumb things they do.
If you have something better to do with your time than to see this movie, by all means, do it."
This House Sucks
James Gibbons | Hawley, PA United States | 10/05/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Cold Creek Manor was supposed to be a shocking thriller with a great cast. It wasnt. This movie had no thrills, no chills. One lame jump that happens after you completly sink into stupidity.
Sharon Stone and Dennis Quaid were average with their roles. The real stars were Juliette Lewis and Stephen Dorff. Stephen Dorff perfectly embodies a crazed man who deperately wants his house back. Juliette Lewis is amazing as his ... girlfriend who keeps you begging for her presence to continue endlessly.Cold Creek Manor tells the story of a couple who find that the city is destroying their lives and the lives of their children. One day they go searching for a home and stumble upon a fenced mansion, whose gate happens to open. They go inside the house and look around. A policewoman finds them and tells them they have to leave because they are tresspassing and if they go now she won't get them in trouble. They leave, but eventually buy the house. Dennis Quaid, who plays a documentary filmmaker, finds the previous occupants whole family history and decides this will be his next film, the story of Cold Creek Manor.One day Stephen Dorff comes wandering through the house and Quaids sons tells. They ask what he is doing and he explains that it was his house and he lost it due to late payments. Later, Dennis and Sharon are talking about redesigning and Dorff asks if they'll hire him to help since he knows the place best. They hire him. Soon things begin to turn crazy as Dorff shows signs that he wants the house that belongs to him and he'll do anything to get them out. Quaid at the same time begins to investigate the mysterious happenings of Cold Creek Manor and is shocked by his research.This movie is horrendously predictable and not a tad scary. I was hoping that this was going to be one of the best thrillers of the year, but that didnt happen. Wait for the video folks, this one, sadly, is not theater material."
Movie Buff | Fremont, CA USA | 09/22/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Once again the previews mislead the audience. I like most people I talked to thought it was a ghost story. No such luck. Dennis Quaid is great, Sharon Stone can't act her way out of a wet paper bag. I knew that going in but thought I'd suffer through her because it looked like a good movie. The movie was ok, just ok. As I said it's not a ghost story, but just another thriller. Don't get me wrong thrillers are great but this one was very slow to get going. Once it got going it was ok. I've heard of developing the characters but this took so long the movie was over. I should have saved my money. I could have watched this on TV when I had nothing else to do and nothing else on."
Cold Creek Manor
K. Luby | Oregon | 07/27/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This is not just a bad movie, its an awful movie. Generally, I overlook technical flaws in a movie as long as I'm entertained but this one has so many flaws, and is so lacking in entertainment value, that I can't resist. Screenplay - awful. Cinematography - awful. Sound editing - awful. Acting - dissapointing. I've seen better production values in some straight-to-video releases.
I particularly like how there is a chase through the darkened mansion and all of a sudden a light shines upon the protaganists so that we can see them.
I like Dennis Quaid but this is a performance he should hope to soon forget. Sharon Stone is showing her age and not aging gracefully. The actor who plays the bad guy does a bad Billy Zane imitation. If you want a great movie about a psycho, rent or buy Dead Calm.
Two stupid city folk have an even stupider psycho after them
Lawrance M. Bernabo | The Zenith City, Duluth, Minnesota | 03/06/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"For all of us who have complained about trailers that have all the best parts of the movie, not to mention end up being better than the movie itself, "Cold Creek Manor" is a painful reminder that there are worst things in this world. The trailer for this 2003 film sure makes it look like this is a haunted house movie in the tradition of both schlock like "The Amityville Horror" or classics like "The Haunting of Hill House." However, that proves not to be the case. This is not a haunted house movie; it is one of those films where a relatively normal family crosses a psycho and he comes after them (and their little horse too).This film was directed by Mike Figgis, who also co-produced the effort. This becomes important because wearing one of those two hats Figgis should have realized that the use of music in this film (composed by Figgis as well) is overused. Even before you figure out what sort of movie this is you know that bad things are coming to be happening because the forboding music cues come early and often. There is not even a pretense that when Cooper (Dennis Quaid) and Leah Tilson (Sharon Stone) move their family to the titular house out in the country that there are going to have a moment of happiness in this film. When you check out the deleted scenes on the DVD and see the alternative ending you have to wonder what Figgis thought was happening with this film, because the reason that what ended up on the cutting room floor was wrong is still wrong with the finale, albeit on a lesser level of wrongness.Anyhow, the Tilson family, with daughter and son in tow, seek refuge from the hectic pace, high pressure, and crazy car drivers of the big bad city to find peace and quiet in the country. They get the house known as Cold Creek Manor for a song, including all of the contents, because the former owner could no longer pay the bills. The script by Richard Jefferies then has the Tilsons express a death wish by hiring the former owner, Dale Massie (Stephen Dorff), to help fix up the place. He is an ex-con whose family is missing and he acts weird from the get go, but that is no reason to be suspicious because it is not like the Tilsons can hear that ominous music. Besides, only a few of the locals warn them they are heading into trouble, so they are blithely heading towards disaster.Cooper is working on a documentary film about the Massie family because when they bought the contents of the house they got all the old family photographs, letters, and whatnot. You think that this is going to have a really big payoff, but not really, because that honor is reserved for those big metal hammers on the wall that Dale's grandpappy made for killing a thousand sheep each year without buying all those bullets. I sort of liked the son in this film, pretty much by default, because everybody in this film is pretty stupid and he at least had his youth in his favor. Over and over again it seems that whatever would be the wrong thing to do, these people do it and do it with enthusiasm. Ultimately, "Cold Creek Manor" has the worst quality of your standard splatter flick, where you really do not care if every single one of these characters ends up dead. I know that Stone is trying to come back from cinematic oblivion, but Quaid just had "The Rookie," so what was his excuse?"