Evan values family above all else, and anyone who gets between him, his wife, and newborn son learns that the hard way. But when it comes to violent tendencies, it seems the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
On Halloween, a group of friends encounter an "extreme" haunted house that promises to feed on their darkest fears. The night turns deadly as they come to the horrifying realization that some nightmares are real.
Lauryn Alisa McClain
A weathered Lieutenant, his police force, and a local vigilante are all caught up in a dangerous scheme involving a recently arrested, troubled man who's linked to years of female abductions and murders.
In this crime horror thriller inspired by the style of 70s horror films from directors like Brian De Palma and Dario Argento, an introverted husband and father named Evan, who works as a high school guidance counselor, becomes a brutal vigilante serial killer who targets all those who abuse the children who confide in him, especially if the abusers are their parents.
I mean we all want to see Seann William Scott thrive in a dramatic role but honestly this is not his fault because he does a pretty good job but, wow, the writers were sleeping on this one. I'm not sure how this movie has three writers credited unless the collaborations between them were just trashing each others ideas to the point where nearly any kind of actual conflict is taken out of the script and we end up with a nice looking skeleton of a movie that does not satisfy the genre in the slightest. It has its moments (primarily the gore) but there is just not enough of it and what is there tends to just repeat, like all the inbetween scenes just repeat and repeat and repeat until we are not sure why we are watching this mopy couple and their mother slog around this house for an hour and change unfrequented by some minimal detective stuff and some family drama and helping out troubled youth the stupidest way possible. Not sure what happened, it could have been decent if Jason Blum did more than just put his name on this: I mean we watch Blumhouse movies for a reason and that is because Blum usually has a pretty good eye what will look good produced. I wanted to like it and the cinematography, music, editing, locations, and even the acting was good, but, as I've already stated, the writers really didn't put enough together to make a decent plot of a movie out of.
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