A suburban experience in true to life terror!
D. Haake | Heidelberg, Germany (U.S. Army) | 06/20/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"While this movie may not have all the flash of a "hollywood spectacular" it is worth while to watch. In many ways this movie is more terrifying than a standard horror movie, because this premise could actually happen, and probably has. The Acting is good, and A.J. Cook (Final Destination 2) is a very talented cutie, who really should be seen in more films. I also was glad to see the lovely Sean Young (Blade Runner) again, an equally attractive and talented actress who needs to be seen much more often as well! Thereasa Russell (also a lovely!) is the victimized wife, and plays it well, illustrating the futility and sadness of a co-dependent wife of an abuser. James Russo is the "heavy" in the film. An overbearing, abusive husband and former Marine, who is also a womanizer and control freak. The new neighbors, A. J. Cook and her often absent, traveling husband, are drawn into the world of their neighbors, the Schmidts. Wild parties with young babes in the back yard, and invlovement in crime hinted at, One can see that things just aren't in order at the Schmidt house. It culminates in a web of abuse and murder. Well worth watching!"
THIS IS A GREAT EDGE-OF-YOUR-SEAT THRILLER!
John D. Seneca | PLAQUEMINE, LOUISIANA | 09/26/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"IT TOOK MY WATCHING THIS MOVIE TO DISCOVER AJ COOK. SHE IS ONE OF THE MAIN STARS IN THIS FILM. SHE IS POSITIVELY BEAUTIFUL AND SHE HAS TOUCHED A PART OF MY SOUL THAT NO OTHER ACTRESS EVER HAS!
HER SMILE AND HER MANNERISMS REMIND ME OF KELLIE MARTIN, BUT SHE HAS A BEAUTY ALL HER OWN!!
THIS MOVIE IS A GUARANTEED GOOD TIME IF YOU ENJOY GOOD THRILLERS THAT KEEP YOU INTERESTED UNTIL THE VERY END!
ASIDE FROM AJ COOK'S BEAUTY, THIS MOVIE STILL IS VERY GOOD!
I DON'T WANT TO GIVE AWAY THE STORY, SO YOU'LL HAVE TO CHECK IT OUT TO SEE FOR YOURSELF.
I DON'T THINK THAT YOU WILL BE DISSAPOINTED!! ENJOY!
I'M ASSUMING THAT THIS WAS A DIRECT-TO-VIDEO RELEASE, BUT IT'S MUCH BETTER THAN A LOT OF MOVIES RELEASED FOR THEATRICAL EXHIBITION!
THIS IS A NAIL-BITER FROM START TO FINISH AND IT IS SURE TO SATISFY FANS OF THIS GENRE!!!"
"A little disappointed".
Teresa Tomsic | Columbus,Ohio | 09/04/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I like horror/suspense movie's, so when I saw this at a video store, the cover looked real exciting, as much do, so I rented it. It's about a new young couple, in their 20's,they just bought their dream home. But the neighbor's next door to them, have secret's that Lori & Tom,(young couple), don't know about, yet. Helen Schmidt,next door neighbor come's over to introduce herself,(Theresa Russell),very friendly,and want's Lori & Tom to come over for Dinner, so they accept. When they are introduced to Carl,(Helen's Husband), Lori see's how mean verbally he is to his wife. To hurry up, the movie was okay, but not worth renting, the plot was already given away on the cover, as Carl might not be who he seem's. Well Lori left Helen in one night cause of Carl hurting her, a few day's later Helen is missing, Lori find's out that Carl has killed more than just his wife. He buried her in the backyard,and the other's. One morning Lori wakes up, to see Carl reading a bedtime story to her in her bedroom,her own house. He sorta threaten's lori,leaves, then with her husband away on a trip, Lori take's it into her own hand's. Carl break's in, & attack's Lori, little did he know, she was waiting for him. After the struggle, Lori finally shot's Carl Dead. And the movie end's there. My opinion,really it's a 1.5*** movie, rent something that you dont know whats going to happen, and pass on this one...~Thank's~"