Norval's life has been, to put it lightly, difficult. Currently living home with his mother, the troubled young man is coming off alcohol-related struggles. So when he receives an unexpected letter from his estranged father requesting a visit, Norval catches a bus up to his dad's secluded and scenic waterfront home. Maybe reconnecting with his father will give Norval the emotional fulfillment he's been lacking. Before long, though, he notices something off about his dad, an uneasy feeling triggered by inappropriate comments and a possible over-dependence on booze. Norval quickly realizes that his hope of father/son bonding is doomed. Instead of a family reunion, he finds himself in waking nightmare.Written by
The films that influence the film; and Timpson's reasoning for them, are Snowball Express (1972) ("for the cat & mouse twists"), Sexy Beast (2000) ("for the jarring lead antagonist and turns from comedy to violence"), The Servant (1963) ("for the mindgames with those we're inavoidably [sic] linked with"), The Birthday Party (1968) ("for the pitch-black comedy of menace") and Sam Peckinpah's 1971 masterpiece Straw Dogs (1971) ("for the simmering violence awakened in the lead"). Harvard cites the plays of Harold Pinter, and Roald Dahl's Tales Of The Unexpected as influences on the screenplay. See more »
The fictional town of Port Hope, Oregon is given the ZIP code of 93024, which is the actual code for Ojai, California. See more »
Dad, it's me, Norval. Uh, I got your letter? Your letter asking me to come and see you? Well. here I am. It's me, Norval.
[suddenly lunges at him and hugs him]
Jesus Christ! I never thought I'd see you again.
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So many times I watched a movie with bad reviews mainly rated by young people and it turned out I loved the movie.
Can YouTube somehow take into consideration to show ratings per generation or age range?
I'm tired of trolls with short attention spans having a major impact on ratings, using reviews as an outlet for their primary reactions. Most of their comments are immature, stupid or ignorant.
Yeah, c'mon hate on me. I bet this probably sounds like grumpy old man talk to you.
Let's just respect the fact that there is a generation gap and I'd like to be able to sort the ratings by age range.
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