|release date||September 29 2009|
|starring||George Shevtsov, Sam Barrett, James Helm, and Megan Palinkas|
SynopsisThe serenity of a yet another quiet evening alone is shattered for amateur photographer, Richard (James Helm). Desperate, frightened and uninvited, Samantha (Megan Palinkas) has taken refuge in Richard’s sprawling, suburban home. As she seeks salvation from savage retribution, Richard is forced to fight Samantha’s battle for survival in order to save his home, his life and his sense of humanity.
Like a playah who refuses to strap up, 1971’s Straw Dogs has fathered dozens of bastard movies over the past 35 years. The basic theme of Sam Peckinpah’s powerful yet somewhat unpleasant thriller—with Dustin Hoffman as a nerdy mathematician who is forced to defend his home from a gang of grimy British thugs—has been repeatedly explored in movies like Panic Room, The Backwoods, The Strangers, and even Fear, that timeless Marky Mark cautionary tale from 1996. Don’t fuck with a man’s castle, as they say. Not even vast oceans or parliamentary procedure can stifle the range and breadth of Peckinpah’s influence, as evidenced by the recent Australian suspense flick, No Through Road. …Read More