A family relocates from the city to a dilapidated house in the country that was once a grand estate. As they begin renovations, they discover their new home harbors a secret and may not be completely free of its former inhabitant.
Wanting to escape city life for the countryside, New Yorkers Cooper Tilson (Quaid), his wife Leah (Stone) and their two children move into a dilapidated old mansion still filled with the possessions of the previous family. Turning it into their dream house soon becomes a living nightmare when the previous owner (Dorff) shows up, and a series of terrifying incidents lead them on a spine-tingling search for clues to the estate's dark and lurid past... Written by
Cold Creek Manor is another example of a group of great actors
populating a horrible film. It is an action/thriller that is neither
thrilling nor action-filled, with a bland and predictable plot which
plods on slowly and steadily to its very obvious and uninspired ending.
There are no twists, turns, or interesting developments. This
potential-filled cast was doomed to a bad script, made worse by one of
the cheesiest and most poorly timed scores I've ever heard (hackneyed
suspenseful piano riffs await you at every camera change from the start
to the end of the movie, even when there is no reason whatsoever to
feel in suspense). Simply put, this movie is not worth your time.
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