After his father is killed in a car accident, things unravel for Kale Brecht and he is placed under house-arrest for punching his Spanish teacher. Having nothing better to do, Kale occupies himself by spying on his neighbors. But one night, he witnesses what appears to be a murder going on in Mr. Turner's house. Kale becomes obsessed with uncovering the truth behind these murders but, after a few unsettling run-ins with Mr. Turner, it becomes a matter of life and death. And the ominous question: Who is watching whom? Written by
In the scene when Ronnie visits Kale at his home for the first time, director D.J. Caruso decided to add in the can of macadamia nuts at the last minute. See more »
Kale's tracking device already started beeping when Kale goes to Turner's house in an attempt to save Ronnie, but everything is silent when Kale is waiting outside of Turner's door with a baseball bat. See more »
Do you think he sees us?
No, he can't see us. But trust me, he can feel us watching.
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Really good version of Rear Window where a kid on house arrest realizes that his neighbor is a serial killer.
While not scary as such (you can pretty much guess where this is going to go because it is by the numbers) this is a nice thrill ride that will keep you watching to the end. You like the kid and his friends and can sympathize with his plight. If there is a flaw its that the film could almost be a well made TV movie, there really is no reason this needed to be seen on the big screen (other than the attention a genuinely good thriller would attract). Still this is worth seeing though I'd wait for a bargain matinée or a rental on a rainy Saturday night once it comes out on DVD.
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