An orphaned teenager is taken in by a Malibu couple but discovers they aren't the caring friends they seemed to be.An orphaned teenager is taken in by a Malibu couple but discovers they aren't the caring friends they seemed to be.An orphaned teenager is taken in by a Malibu couple but discovers they aren't the caring friends they seemed to be.
Watched it because my wife demanded it!
I was surprised by this one, after having read some of the comments about it. My wife had insisted on several occasions to rent it, but I had managed to avoid it until now. The reason being that I'm not a great fan of startle-you-scenes' movies, where story line comes second to all possible means to startle the audience out of their shoes (which I believe is a the wrong way in creating good horror/thriller action movies). The Glass House is however not one of these, and I suspect that is one of the reason some people have given it slack reviews. Here they seem to keep to more realistic theme, with characters re-acting in intelligent manner, instead of some idiots you often see in horror/thriller films. The interesting thing was that the girl in the movie suspected from the start that something was wrong, and tried to solve the situation. The authorities became part of the picture from the start, instead of the usual stupidity that someone evil' resides in position of authority, denying the victim any help. The Glass couple were a bit unusual, though not overdoing it, and we can follow how they slip into their own nightmarish madness. Especially good was the scene were Mr. Glass is asking for a loan at a bank, displaying how, in fact, he was just a regular man. So all in all, this was just enough tension, in rather realistic environment, with surprisingly good acting all around. 7/10
- Aug 12, 2002
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