This story takes place in a typical American neighborhood, when some new neighbors come to live in the house next to Ray Peterson. These new people are really strange; nobody has ever seen them, their house is a real mess, and during the night you can hear weird noises from their basement. The only thing they know is their name: Klopeks. One day Walter (an old man of the neighborhood) suddenly disappears and everyone starts to suspect the Klopeks...Written by
Chris Makrozahopoulos <firstname.lastname@example.org>
There are several photos in the house of the character played by Gale Gordon, which feature him with Lucille Ball. He worked for many years on several of her television programs. See more »
The antiquated "night vision scope" Mr. Rumsfield does not turn everything red when looking through it. That part of the scope is a red-lens flashlight. Infrared images appear black and white; black for cold, white for warm or hot. See more »
After the Universal Studios logo appears, the camera zooms into Earth and to where the film takes place.
At the end of the film, the effect is played in reverse. See more »
To receive a PG certificate UK cinema and video versions were cut by 26 secs to remove some of the images that Ray sees when he's watching the TV. Notably scenes from Race with the Devil, The Exorcist, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2(the last two were banned in the UK at the time). The cuts were restored in 2004 and the certificate upgraded to a '12'. See more »
Wanna' sit down and watch a movie that doesn't take itself seriously and stars Tom Hanks? Here ya' go!
The basic plot to this not-quite-funny comedy is that a group of suburbanites think that a family of creepy new neighbors are actually sick killers who offed another neighbor. They go through all sorts of adventures and situations, trying to get to the bottom of the mystery that, it seems, only exists within their minds.
Who cares if the ending is cliche? Well, I do, but not in a movie like this where there is no underlying meaning or message and is just in existence to have a little bit of fun. Which is, by the way, what you'll have: a little bit of fun.
11 of 12 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this