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The Upstairs Neighbour (1994)

| Comedy, Drama, Horror
Pulp novelist Eric lives in a bad neighborhood, and the guy upstairs annoys him with his noise. Gradually this escalates to pranksters phone calls and wire tapping which ticks off Eric's already unstable, nervous and paranoid personality.

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James Merendino

Writer:

James Merendino
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Credited cast:
Rustam Branaman ... The Upstairs Neighbor
Tom Bresnahan ... Officer Jones
Christina Fulton Christina Fulton ... Sarah Wright
Sebastian Gutierrez ... Eric
Kane Picoy Kane Picoy ... Josh
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Pulp novelist Eric lives in a bad neighborhood, and the guy upstairs annoys him with his noise. Gradually this escalates to pranksters phone calls and wire tapping which ticks off Eric's already unstable, nervous and paranoid personality.

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Inventive Polanski tribute
23 October 1998 | by Kilroy-55See all my reviews

Polanski should be proud!! This movie, sorta "The Tenant"-meets-"Rosemary's Baby" is a real hoot. Smartly avoiding camp elements, talented director James Merendino guides his cast through what seems to be a movie made for $50 with stylish flair and moments of both real humor and suspense. The main actor is pretty funny at conveying the all-too-real paranoia of being stalked by a Satan-worshipper in Los Angeles. A dream sequence is particularly Polanski-friendly, while an array of hipsters/bohos parade around to torment our hero to great avail. Horror it isn't, but as a mordantly funny black comedy on a shoestring budget -- "The Upstairs Neighbor" succeeds!!


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