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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
It's an interesting premise to build around - a woman who's under house arrest for the self-defensive killing of her abusive husband is haunted by his just-as-abusive ghost - but it's also a tough premise to work with, since the movie takes place in just one small set. I don't think the director was quite up to the task. While the movie wasn't boring, I didn't get much feeling of suspense from it either, perhaps because the ghost decided to terrorize by violent means instead of scaring her outta her wits. Some ghosts need to learn the power of subtlety.
The characters could've been done better as well. Famke Janssen's was a tad too bitchy and Bobby Cannavale's flip-flopping cop was just plain annoying.
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