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Andrew Paquin (written by)
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Welcome to the neighborhood.
Plot:
A couple on the verge of a nasty divorce attempt to sell their empty love nest and move on with their lives... See more » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Bland, empty, and really freakin' boring See more (22 total) »

Cast

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Brian Geraghty ... David

Rachel Blanchard ... Alice

Anna Paquin ... Jennie

Stephen Moyer ... Josh

Tricia Helfer ... Lila

Gabriel Olds ... Carl

Jessica Collins ... Lauren

Larry Sullivan ... Oscar

Ryan March ... Hayden

Kris Wheeler ... Brian

Mia Riverton ... Meredith

Naja Hill ... Bethany

Gerald Downey ... Seth

Eddie Martinez ... Jose (as J. Eddie Martinez)

Magda Rivera ... Maria

Timothy Thomas Brown ... Real Estate Agent (as Tim Brown)

Cary Alexander ... Alex (as Cary Kazemi)

Bonnie Kathleen Ryan ... Alex's Wife
Ashley Walsh ... Woman
Paula Christensen ... Second Woman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dave Abrams ... Police Officer (uncredited)

Damon Christopher ... Detective (uncredited)
Jennifer Cummings ... EMT (uncredited)
Shaun Guttridge ... Police Officer (uncredited)

William Morse ... Home Buyer (uncredited)

Directed by
Andrew Paquin 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Andrew Paquin  written by

Produced by
Cyrus Ahanchian .... executive producer
Barry Brooker .... executive producer
Sriram Das .... executive producer
Nicole Ettinger .... co-producer
Nicole Ettinger .... line producer
Mitchell Goldman .... producer
Danny Roth .... producer
Nathaniel Salter .... executive producer
Jack Schuster .... producer
Dana Settle .... executive producer
Steve Shapiro .... co-producer (as Steven Shapiro)
Kaiser Wahab .... associate producer
Spencer Wang .... executive producer
Randy Wayne .... co-producer
Stan Wertlieb .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Nathan Barr (music by)
 
Cinematography by
Joseph White (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Tim Mirkovich 
 
Casting by
Sig De Miguel 
Stephen Vincent 
 
Production Design by
G. Andrew Hussey 
 
Art Direction by
Mercedes Blackehart 
 
Set Decoration by
Harrison Yurkiw 
 
Costume Design by
Tricia Gray 
 
Makeup Department
Vanessa Cartier .... key makeup artist
Stephanie Kae Panek .... makeup department head
Lyndsay Phillips .... assistant makeup artist
Chad Washam .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Erin Sullivan .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ariana Malik .... second second assistant director
Steve Shapiro .... first assistant director
Clenet Verdi-Rose .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Chris Craine .... art department: production assistant
Jesse Doland .... assistant art director
Joe Mason .... storyboard artist
Becky Slane .... scenic painter
 
Sound Department
Lisa Gillespie .... boom operator
Eryne Prine .... sound effects editor
Alex Ullrich .... foley artist
 
Stunts
Monica Braunger .... stunt double: Rachel Blanchard
Timothy Thomas Brown .... assistant stunt coordinator
Ryan Sturz .... utility stunts
Trampas Thompson .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brandon Alperin .... electrician
Ian T. Barbella .... additional first assistant camera
Benjamin H. Bernard .... data tech
Kelsey Castellitto .... assistant camera (as Kelsey Risdon)
Matthew Castellitto .... best boy electric
Jonathan Coyne .... grip
Miko Dannels .... key grip
Sara Elia .... additional best girl grip
Grzegorz Gill .... best boy grip
Rob Givens .... first assistant camera
Justen Hernandez .... additional dolly grip
Kaoru Ishizuka .... additional second assistant camera
Owen Jones .... set lighting technician
Nate Kalushner .... digital imaging technician
Matthew Lim .... dolly grip
Pierluigi Malavasi .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Gigi Malavasi)
Nicolas Martin .... camera operator
Jay Muranaka .... gaffer
Maia Nakashima .... additional second assistant camera
Rich Pereksta .... first assistant camera
Brian Pope .... still photographer
Ari Robbins .... Steadicam operator/camera operator
Ari Robbins .... director of photography: second unit
James Rydings .... additional first assistant camera
Sam Schroeder .... electrician
Wilson Stiner .... camera operator: behind the scenes
June Zandona .... second assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lauren Silvestri .... set costumer
Anni Speckheuer .... costumer
Tera Struck .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Andrew Drapkin .... digital intermediate colorist
 
Music Department
Joel J. Richard .... music programmer
Joel J. Richard .... music scoring mixer
 
Transportation Department
Robert Dargenzio .... transportation
 
Other crew
Peter Paul Basler .... production coordinator
Marc Brewer .... production assistant
Jennifer Cummings .... craft service
John Emmons .... set medic
Ashton Golembo .... production assistant
Jared Greenhouse .... production assistant
Shaun Guttridge .... production assistant
Jack Hamren .... assistant to director
Jack Hamren .... production assistant
Eric Hughes .... office production assistant
Toby Lomas .... production assistant
Michael Lurie .... international distribution
Hector Padilla .... production assistant
Krista Parker .... set production intern
Jasmine Sarbaz .... production assistant
Peter Sestina .... key set production assistant
Jenny Siff .... script supervisor: dayplayer
Tracy Sproull .... production assistant
Jack Waite .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Siri Baruc .... special thanks
Julian Brain .... special thanks
Jon Cotton .... special thanks
David Griffiths .... special thanks
Kevin Iwashina .... special thanks
Shara Kay .... special thanks
Oliver Luckett .... special thanks
Phil Parmet .... special thanks
Franz Stahl .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for bloody violence, some sexuality and language
Runtime:
USA:88 min
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Certification:
Australia:MA (2010) | Canada:18A (Ontario) | Germany:18 | New Zealand:R16 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:M18 | USA:R (certificate #46023)

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Trivia:
Both Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer are in the True Blood TV series (as Sookie Stackhouse and Bill Compton).See more »
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Features Falling Hare (1943)See more »
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I Know I'll See You AgainSee more »

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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Bland, empty, and really freakin' boring, 7 March 2012
Author: scarletheels from Colorado

Two good-looking crazies, Lila (Tricia Helfer) and David (David Geraghty), take over the home of a recently broken-up couple, Alice (Rachel Blanchard) and Josh (Stephen Moyer), and start their reign of terror in suburbia. David stows a bruised and sedated Alice in the cellar while Josh ends up meeting his grisly end during a naughty little romp in the hot tub with Lila Loonybrains (sorry, guys, no gratuitous boobies scene). Several more mundane characters meet their demise, mostly stabbed in the neck with a kitchen knife or having their throats slit.

Throughout the film, it's assumed the partners in crime are romantically involved until Lila gives her unwitting dinner guests a disturbing synopsis of the book David is supposedly writing. It's about two children living in the forest who are deceived by a magical creature that persuades them to leave their home to go to utopia. But the children can't keep up with him because he's running so fast and, soon, they're lost. Frightened and alone, they cling to each other but "they can't exactly fall in love because they're brother and sister - twins." Oookay.

It's clear that Lila calls the shots. She's a psychopath, one hell of a sexy one, but her bossiness quickly becomes tiresome. All the while, the audience is wondering if David was castrated - come on, man up. Emotionless and muttering no more than a few words at a time, he's an awkward fellow to watch. A lot of cheesiness with no creepiness makes for a really lame serial killer. His one act of defiance is keeping Alice alive in a basement cubbyhole, letting her out during the day while Lila is out and about. Alice uses his fondness for her to her advantage and convinces him that she'll run away with him when the time comes. So he's not only a wimpy dullard, he's as smart as a pile of rocks.

Open House is bland, empty, and really freakin' boring. I spent more time checking the clock than actually watching the movie. I had to rewind so many parts I missed because, no joke, I kept zoning out. It's not scary, suspenseful, or like many bad films can be, unintentionally funny. Because the movie's only location is the house, there are limited opportunities to introduce new victims. A more experienced director would have offered more than wasted minutes of David cooking or washing dishes and conversations that serve no purpose except as filler. And is it just me or are the aerial blood sprays too watery and unrealistic?

I'm not a True Blood fan but if you are, don't rent or buy this because you see Sookie and Bill on the cover. Combined, they get no more than 10 minutes of screen time.

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