Genre: Suspense Horror
Basic Plot: Snoopy kid on house arrest thinks his neighbor is a serial killer. Supposed to be a remake of 'Rear Window'.
Outburst: You know that really dumb kid in every scary movie who always goes to investigate? There's a serial killer in the neighborhood, the power just went, and you heard a strange noise in the basement -- so let's go take a look downstairs unarmed except for a flashlight? Now populate a whole movie with retards like that and you are in for an awful cringe of a time. This movie was HORRIBLE and what's worse, it didn't have to be. The premise was relatively sound, the acting was completely on par, but every character was written to act like a total moron. You can't blame the actors when they don't have much to work with.
- The cop whose first move is to investigate a suspicious scene without calling for backup.
- The mom who confronted with the hysterical son (who thinks their neighbor is a serial killer), goes over to apologize to potential killer.
- The girl who, when potential killer confronts her by locking her in the car with him and menacingly stroking her hair (or was that her breast?), doesn't immediately call the police with some sob story about the neighbor molesting her.
- AND FOR GOODNESS SAKE EVERY VOYEUR KNOWS THAT IF YOU WANT TO SPY ON YOUR NEIGHBORS, YOU DON'T STAND IN YOUR LIT WINDOW PEERING OUT WITH BINOCULARS! Turn off the lights and peep for crying out loud.
Not to mention the unplausibleness of the story. If you have a basement full of dead bodies, I don't care what you do, the smell is going to be noticeable from the sidewalk outside. This isn't one dead body, this is a morgue. There would be rats, bugs, flies, and it would reek throughout. It'd be absolutely stinking -- just like this movie.
0 stars -- I hope I gave enough spoilers to keep you from watching. I consider this a good deed on my part. I've just saved two hours of your life.
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