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Poison (2001)

Thy Neighbor's Wife (original title)
A scorned woman plots revenge for her husband's suicide by integrating herself as a housekeeper for a dysfunctional Beverly Hills family to first alienate, and then emotionally and physically destroy them.


Jim Wynorski (as Jay Andrews)


Sean O'Bannon (screenplay), Jim Wynorski (story) (as Noble Henry)




Complete credited cast:
Kari Wuhrer ... Ann Stewart / Anna Johnson
Jeff Trachta ... Scott Garrett
Barbara Crampton ... Nicole Garrett
Melissa Stone ... Darla Garrett
Seth Adam Jones ... David Garrett (as Seth Jones)
John Henry Richardson ... Mr. Slider (as Jay Richardson)
Larry Poindexter ... Chris Stewart
John Weller John Weller ... Travis
Peggy Trentini ... Karina
Melissa Brasselle ... Angela
Michael Cavanaugh ... Ian McMillan
Betheny Zolt Betheny Zolt ... Janelle
Nina Dafni Nina Dafni ... Mrs. Slider
William Langlois William Langlois ... Detective (as Bill Monroe)


The darkly insidious story of the Garrett household and their descent into a hellish world of sexual malice and physical terror. Seeking revenge for her husband's death, Ann ingratiates herself with the Garretts under the guise of a caring housekeeper. Once she gains their trust, Ann begins to wreak havoc upon them. Seduction and malice are her weapons as she attempts to eliminate everyone she believes is responsible.

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Evil comes in many forms. See more »


Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and some violence | See all certifications »

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[after Ann meets Nicole for the first time]
Ann Stewart: [to herself] I was right. You are a bitch.
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When Kari Wuhrer is providing the best acting in a movie...
9 July 2003 | by jman_316See all my reviews

...you know you've just got a direct-to-video stinker. The storyline has been done before (woman attempts to get even with family she feels killed her husband), and has been done better. At least with Shannon Tweed's "Scorned" it didn't take itself too seriously so it made the film enjoyable. This is pretty much dreck from the word "Action!" The male actors in this aren't good at all. Seth Adams Jones who plays David gives perhaps the worst "emotion" scene in film history when he talks to his father about how he should've been stricter. Melissa Stone adds the single worst sex scene in film history as well. While her dolt boyfriend is screwing her on top of their freezer, she just lays there with a straight, hurry-up-and-get-this-scene-over-with-so-I-can-put-my-shirt-back-on face that totally kills whatever eroticism the scene could have.

The other sex scenes aren't much better. Wuhrer can't even be bothered to take her panties off for her scene. Crampton has to use a body double so blatant I wondered why they even bothered with this scene. In the end, Wuhrer's character wins and she drives off into the sunset. There are much better Wuhrer movies, skip over this one.

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Release Date:

18 September 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Midnight Vendetta See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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