|release date||June 10 2008|
|writer||Erik Jendresen, Thomas Schnauz|
|starring||Daniel Stern, Illeana Douglas, Kevin Pollack, Jere Burns, Tarah Paige, Lawrence Hilton-Jacob, Jamie McBride, K.T. Thangavelu, Gary Kraus, Angelo Custino|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisThe authorities are baffled. A half-a-dozen strikingly beautiful teenage girls have disappeared, only to be discovered a month later -- murdered and mutilated almost beyond recognition. When a new victim, 16-year-old high school cheerleader Riley Lawson (Ashlee Johnson), finds herself trapped and tortured in a basement prison by the psychopath Otis (Bostin Christopher), she resolves to do WHATEVER she has to in order to stay alive. By chance she escapes and Riley informs her relieved parents (Daniel Stern and Illeana Douglas) and younger brother (Jared Kusnitz) where she was held. Bypassing the FBI agent (Jere Burns) assigned to the case, the Lawson’s conspire to take their revenge and kill the madman who kidnapped their daughter…but circumstances begin to spin beyond their control when Otis’s brother (Kevin Pollack) arrives on the scene.
Suburban America has always held a desperate, twisted sub-layer that belies the quiet manicured lawns that lie above its trimmed and toned surface. Suburbia has seen its share of horror films that promised to destroy the idyllic lifestyle so carefully crafted before it. Some films like LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT or BLUE VELVET terrorized and demonized the middle class. Other films like EDWARD SCISSORHANDS offer a damming, twisted and satirical look at the American dream, turned American nightmare. …Read More