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Stars: Josh Stewart, Alex Essoe, Bill Engvall, Melissa Bolona, Luke Edwards, Jaqueline Fleming, Ronnie Gene Blevins, Skipp Sudduth, David Kallaway | Written by Marcus Dunstan, Patrick Melton | Directed by Marcus Dunstan
It’s safe to say I’m a fan of the films of Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton. Between them, the duo have written and/or directed some fun fear flicks: Feast and it’s sequels (which I truly adore), Saw 4 – 7 and the fantastic pairing of The Collector and The Collection. It’s been four years since the latter film, their last feature, and now they’re back with The Neighbour – which also marks the Third time the filmmakers have worked with actor Josh Stewart.
Set in Cutter, Mississippi, The Neighbour follows two small-time drug-traffickers, John (Stewart) and Rosie (Essoe), who operate a weigh station next door to their creepy, hunting-obsessed neighbour, Troy. Planning to leave their drug-dealing life behind, »
- Phil Wheat
The Neighbour, 2016.
Directed by Marcus Dunstan.
A married couple of low-level criminals looking to escape to a new life discover their next door neighbour is also up to no good.
From the creative team that brought you torture porn standouts The Collector and it’s even more demented sequel The Collection, The Neighbour is a more deliberately paced and restrained thriller that stars Marcus Dunstan regular Josh Stewart as John, a career criminal who, along with his wife Rosie (Alex Essoe – Tales of Halloween), work for local crime boss Neil (Skipp Sudduth – Ronin) switching the plates on cars for drug deals and hoping to make enough money to disappear from their life of crime. Living out in the sticks their nearest neighbour is Troy (Bill Engvall – Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!), whom the »
- Amie Cranswick
In my seven years of doing this, I can count on one hand the number of times I've inadvertently deleted or otherwise lost audio from an interview -- literally one of the worst things that can happen to a journalist. Unfortunately, I was forced to tick off one of those fingers just last week, when I settled in to transcribe my chat with Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton -- the longtime creative partners who collaborated on a total of four entries in the Saw franchise and two films in their Collector series -- and discovered that our nearly 30-minute chat had been wiped out entirely. Luckily, Dunstan was kind and understanding enough to respond to a set of emailed questions in the aftermath, and while I lament that our much more extensive previous conversation will never see the light of day -- among other things, you better believe I dug »
- Chris Eggertsen
3 items from 2016
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