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Wolves at the Door

  • Drama
  • 2016
  • John R Leonetti
  • 72 mins
  • 15

Summary

During the summer of 1969, four friends find their festivities ruined as intruders stalk their Hollywood house. Home-invasion horror, starring Katie Cassidy, Elizabeth Henstridge and Adam Campbell.

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Review

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Poster taglines for this pedestrian horror quickie state it is "inspired" by the Manson Family's slaughter of Sharon Tate and her friends in Los Angeles in 1969, arguably a carefully chosen word to give the film-makers broader dramatic licence. As it is, four Hollywood types gather at the home of a pregnant actress (Arrow's Katie Cassidy), unaware their summer of love, as it's explicitly and incorrectly described, is about to become a hate-fuelled nightmare. Manson continues to be a source of big- and small-screen material (the David Duchovny-led TV series Aquarius is but one), but director John R Leonetti's Wolves would appear to have been raised on generic fright-flick clichés (menacing silhouettes, close-ups of door handles, music boxes playing nursery rhymes). Most attempts at tension are telegraphed so far in advance, they might as well be stamped with the previous week's postmark, while Cassidy and co are portrayed as such irritating "beautiful people" that some may find themselves reluctant to root for them.

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Credits

Cast

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SharonKatie Cassidy
AbigailElizabeth Henstridge
MaryJane Kaczmarek
WojciechAdam Campbell
StevenLucas Adams
JayMiles Fisher
Detective ClarkinEric Ladin

Crew

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DirectorJohn R Leonetti

Details

Theatrical distributor
Warner Bros
Released on
2017-03-17
Language
English
Guidance
Violence.
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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