A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.
Five interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband; and a mean old man meets his match with a demonic, supernatural trick-or-treater.
A loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point.
Aubrey and Paul Davison welcome his family for a reunion in their isolated vacation house. Their sons Crispian comes with his girlfriend Erin; Felix with his girlfriend Zee; Drake with his wife Kelly; and their daughter Aimee comes with her boyfriend Tariq. When they are ready to have dinner, they are attacked by a stranger with a crossbow, and Drake is wounded by an arrow and Tariq dies. They discover that their cell phones are jammed and they are trapped in the house. Erin tries to protect the house, closing doors and windows, but the masked killers murder the members of the family. Are the killers lunatic? What is the motive for slaughtering the Davison family? Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Premiered as part of Midnight Madness at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, where it was picked up by Lionsgate for distribution. However, even though the film subsequently played at other festivals, it was not given a wide release until August 2013. See more »
When the guy is killed with the blender at the end you can clearly see him still breathing whilst he is lying on the floor for the entire shot. See more »
Looking for the Magic
Performed by Dwight Twilley (as The Dwight Twilley Band)
[Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
Used by permission of EMI Film & Television Music] See more »
I didn't think the was quite as stylish, amusing or stunning as the earlier, The Guest, but it was still all those things and I liked it a lot. Really tight with great shots and gore aplenty, this speaks along after the introductory opening as the family gathers. Home invasion, yes, but much more with great set up and for once everything makes sense (in the end). There is a reason why one of the girls is so adept and all the extraordinary and crazy happenings really do come together. Maybe not as scary as it might have been and suffers a little with the earlier film simply because this is confined, more or less, to a single set. Performances were fine, there seemed to be far too many people introduced at first but then the more there are to die (horribly) the more gore and spectacular effects there are. Really good but I probably wouldn't recommend it as avidly as I would The Guest which probably has wider appeal.
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