A young woman, Marnie Watson, is granted early release from her prison sentence for manslaughter (killing her husband - a violent NYC cop - in self defense) on condition she wear an electronic ankle bracelet and remain within her home, effectively under house arrest, for the remainder of her sentence. Her late husband's partner keeps tabs on her from a patrol car parked across the street, hoping she'll violate probation and he can send her back to prison. But the 100-foot radius her ankle bracelet allows isn't the worst of her problems. Her dead husband --now a malevolent ghost--is still in the house, where he died -- intent on savage revenge. Written by
The director makes a point of showing that the steps up to Marnie's front door are covered in fallen leaves, implying that no one has lived there for a long time, but earlier in the scene the street's trees still have their leaves. See more »
The movie has a really strong beginning and manages to stay and hold a tension for quite some while. It also has you wondering if this is working on 2 levels. Unfortunately it does fall flat on its back after a certain moment (of realization). It almost renders the movie completely off the radar, but some nice ideas and especially the frenetic pace, don't let you off their grip ... which would've been bad, because you'd realize how insane and incoherent this is.
Famke does her best to be convincing in her role, as things just happen to her. It's just a shame, that she does not get enough story to back that up. Still a decent enough effort, with quite a few scares and a nice (if somewhat OTT) ending.
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