The Neighbour

The Neighbour

Marcus Dunstan (2016)

82min
18 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
There's nothing wrong with this horror thriller from director and Saw franchise alumnus Marcus Dunstan (The Collector, The Collection). It's decently acted and decently made. At the same time, though, there's nothing particularly exceptional going on here. Maybe it's the fact that, though intermittently brutal, it lacks tension and credibility. More significantly, it lacks good guys to identify with, as the lead characters are either bad or worse. John (Josh Stewart) and Rosie (Alex Essoe) are the go-betweens in a cross-border drugs smuggling operation. However, their next-door neighbour, Troy (Bill Engvall), proves to be running a much more despicable racket beneath his home. So when John returns home to find Rosie missing and with his suspicions already piqued by Troy's off-key behaviour, he's forced to venture forth to find her. What follows involves a lot of skulking about in dark cellars and grim violence, with a hefty dose of female-empowerment payback to boot. It's solid but unremarkable stuff that will really only appeal to genre fans.

Summary

In Mississippi, small-time drug-traffickers John and Rosie decide to leave the narcotics business behind, and instead plan to double-cross their boss. However, when Rosie goes missing, John makes a disturbing discovery in his secretive neighbour's cellar. Horror thriller, starring Josh Stewart, Bill Engvall, Alex Essoe and Ronnie Gene Blevins.

Cast & Crew

John Josh Stewart
Rosie Alex Essoe
Troy Bill Engvall
Cooper Luke Edwards
Officer Burns Jacqueline Fleming
Uncle Neil Skipp Sudduth
Sarah Melissa Bolona
Harley Ronnie Gene Blevins
Director Marcus Dunstan
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: ArrowGuidance: ViolenceAvailable on: DVDReleased on: 16 Sep 2016
Drama