The Neighbour

A young couple live in a deserted farmhouse on the outskirts of a small Mississippi town, they have a neighbour close by and the wife Rosie, watches his comings and goings on her telescope.  The husband John is ex-military and runs ‘errands’ for his shady uncle who owns the local greasy spoon diner.  The couple want to get out of the arrangement and plan a few more jobs then get the hell out of dodge.

Upon returning home from seeing his uncle John almosts crashes into their neighbour’s black wheelie bin in the road, he picks it up and wheels it back to his neighbour’s property.  Later that evening there is a knock on the door and the neighbour appears with a couple of beers.  They exchange some idle chit chat and he leaves.  John has to go off on another errand the next day and when he returns Rosie is missing.  He suspects his neighbour has her and what he founds is quite beyond what he imagined.

To be honest, when I first started watching the film it really got on my wick.  It seemed generic and rather boring, but when scary beardy neighbour makes an appearance it changes gears and becomes a pretty good thriller with some horror overtones.  Director Marcus Dunstan has wrote a couple of SAW films so he knows his blood and guts pretty well.  The film has a few tense moments, well put together and doesn’t outstay it’s welcome.

It’s certainly a lot better than the direct to DVD shite (the film did however get a small cinema release) that fills the supermarket shelves, give it a bash you might like it.  It’s not all that original but what is nowadays?  It’s certainly not a waste of time.

  • Starring Josh Stewart  Alex Essoe  Luke Edwards  Bill Engvall  Skipp Sudduth
  • Director Marcus Dunstan
  • Distributor Arrow Films