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Wolves at the Door (2016)

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Four friends gather at an elegant home during the Summer of Love, 1969. Unbeknownst to them, deadly visitors are waiting outside. What begins as a simple farewell party turns to a night of ... See full summary »

Director:

John R. Leonetti

Writer:

Gary Dauberman
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Cast overview:
Katie Cassidy ... Sharon
Elizabeth Henstridge ... Abigail Folger
Adam Campbell ... Wojciech Frykowski
Miles Fisher ... Jay Sebring
Chris Mulkey ... John
Jane Kaczmarek ... Mary
Spencer Daniels ... William
Lucas Adams ... Steven
Eric Ladin ... Detective Clarkin
Arlen Escarpeta ... Officer
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Four friends gather at an elegant home during the Summer of Love, 1969. Unbeknownst to them, deadly visitors are waiting outside. What begins as a simple farewell party turns to a night of primal terror. The intruders stalk and torment the four, who struggle for their lives against what appears to be an attack by a Manson Family type group. Written by Warner Bros.

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When night falls....the wolves will hunt

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, terror and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

10050 Cielo Drive See more »

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New Line Cinema See more »
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Katie Cassidy and Adam Campbell worked together before on the series Harper's Island. See more »

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When the detective states "rash of home invasions lately"..the term was coined 20 years later as this takes place in 1969. He should have said " rash of burglaries lately" would have been more accurate. See more »

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White Bird
Written by David LaFlamme and Linda LaFlamme
Performed by It's a Beautiful Day
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Taking a serious incident and exploiting it....
22 October 2018 | by joebloggscitySee all my reviews

As much as it doesn't reference it early on, it's quite obvious this is a retelling of the Sharon Tate murders from the 1960s by the Manson family. The fuller details can be left to somewhere else, and this story has been infamous but influential.

This film takes the story but sadly it's a torture porn lite retelling pandering to those who shouldn't be pandered to. It really only focuses on the murder and nothing else, which leaves it all to be vacuous. Bankrupt in a moral sense, and it's in poor tastes as it's based using real people.

I'm no prude but there is pure fiction and reality, and this abuses that line. Texas Chainsaw Massacre is just fiction and well made at that, with some nods to the Manson murders. Wolves at the Door is a gratuitous take on the whole thing but exploits for gain by focussing really on the deaths alone of real people without anything to add to it all.

In fairness, the acting is good, the settings are fine and I enjoyed the soundtrack. Maybe if they avoided the Sharon Tate element and pushed it to another period with other characters and fattened out the story a bit more, we'd have had a more acceptable film. Yet they didn't do that, so we have to take it as it is.

It's one I'd say avoid, despite admitting that it is well made. Just not for me, but more for those we should not be encouraging.


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