Main Plot Points:
- Amy has moved east from Kansas, determined to start a new life. She thinks she has found the perfect small quiet town, a great neighborhood on a quiet street. As she moves into her brand new apartment, eager to start a dream job, happy to befriend her neighbors, she finds out that not everything is as it seems, especially at the house across the street.
What We Thought:
- The House Across the Street is a solid addition to the Suburban Psychological Thriller genre.
- There’s been a lot of movies about the same thing, someone moves into a new home/house/apartment/city trying to escape their past or a problem, they think everything is perfect and it turns out something bad is going on.
- But what I liked about this film is, it doesn’t try to be anything it’s not. It doesn’t try to outsmart itself and add layer after layer and twist after twist. Now obviously there are twists and turns, but it never confuses the viewer or tries to outthink itself. I respect that.
- You are never quite sure if something is actually happening or if it’s all in Amy’s head. You see her flipping out trying to get her meds so it makes you wonder if it’s all in made up or real. Again though, it never gets confusing and it all serves a purpose to the film. It has you guessing.
- I really liked Eric Roberts in this. He plays the small town cop who has his eye on everyone and it’s a believable character for him. I also really liked Nick Apostolides. You’re never quite sure of his intentions in the film. Was he her problem and that’s why she moved? Is he part of what’s going on? I liked that.
- The House Across the Street is a good indie horror/thriller. It doesn’t go for any cheap jump scares. It doesn’t leave you scratching your head in confusion. It has enough tension to keep you watching and enough characters to keep you guessing. Because of that, it is…
Notable Cast & Crew:
- Eric Roberts
- Ethan Embry
- Jessica Sonneborn
- Alex Rocco
- Courtney Gains
Recommended if You Like:
- House at the End of the Street
- The Death of April
- Behind the Door
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