Home Sweet Home
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This indie home invasion thriller does not gratuitously splash blood for effect: the plot is more thoughtful than that. It primarily hinges on the contrasting characters of two women. Rachel Cantu plays the part of a sexy but dangerously psychopathic woman to near perfection, sometimes ditzy, sometimes coldly calculating, a person who enjoys toying with the lives of others. Director John Graham effectively uses her craziness and unpredictability to build suspense, to amuse and to shock. There are just enough comedic moments in the movie to keep one wondering just how nasty Cantu and her criminal lover, played by Christopher Dempsey, can be.
Alexandra Boylan plays opposite Cantu (in every sense) as a naive girl who seeks to take possession of the deserted family home in New Mexico. Empty when she arrives, it turns out to be the headquarters of Cantu and her sidekick: to drive her off, they harass and terrify her; unsuccessful, they dramatically change tactics.
The remote, inhospitable desert location in New Mexico creates a mood that sets this film apart in its genre: videographer Rick Galli uses the harsh desert light to good effect. The isolation creates options and sets limits that make the plot credible.
Boylan, now deprived of her car, is trapped in her home by the desert, while her tormentors plot their next move.Read more ›
Te heroine does things that make no sense and that no sane person would do in her circumstances. In the middle of the night, in a remote house in the middle of the desert, a stranger comes to the door and she readily opens it.
When the two killers are attempting to get in the house, she does not call for the police, but instead calls a girlfriend. When the friend arrives in the morning, the heroine is hiding in the closet loading a rifle, which she leaves behind in the closet when she walks outside.
Both women are being stalked by killers with guns, both women have cell phones; neither thinks to call for help. Instead they call each other from different hiding places in the house.
Each woman is hidden away with no weapons, one in a shed and the other in a camper parked in the driveway, the killers are standing in the driveway between the shed and the camper, holding guns, these two morons, talking to one another on the phone and still not thinking to call the police, decide their best action would be to make a run for it….right past the armed psychos.
The female psycho is a terrible actress who over acts in what appears to be characterizations “Borrowed” from Sherry moon Zombie in House of 1,000 corpses and The Devils Rejects. Unfortunately this wannbe does not a tenth of Zombie’s creepiness.
The final insult was the ridiculous ending that left me saying “WTF??? Who would even do that?”
The lead truly morphs before your eyes to rise up to the brutal challenges she faces. The villain is sexy and scary! I recommend this riveting adventure to anyone who enjoys high octane in their films.
'Home Sweet Home' manages to walk the thriller/horror line but remain extremely accessible to many film goers, and doesn't rely on gross outs and gore to keep audiences in their seats. Can't wait to pick up my blu ray of this film and drool over the cinematography on my 62" HD LED monitor! I"m also looking forward to seeing the making of featurette. My son is studying to be a film maker and wants to see how such a film was pulled off at its budget category.
Two thumps up for 'Home Sweet Home!'
Unfortunately she has attracted the attention of a couple of bad people lead by Kristi (Raquel Cantu). She is your basic soulless Shari Moon Zombie type of bad girl, and the sole reason for watching this film. Other than her character, the film was boring. I fully expected a wicked twist at the end, i.e. her brother hired them to get rid of her so he can have the house himself, but it didn't happen.
The film wasn't particularly bad, but the twist and the interest factor was lame. Recommend as a rental only.
Parental Guide: F-bomb. Brief distant truck sex. No nudity. Alexandra Boylan in teaser bath.
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This is a movie you should definitely pass on unless you are absolutely hard up for ANYTHING to watch. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Craig Roberts
The wife calls the husband "baby". The husband calls the wife "baby". They call their baby "baby". They call their cat "baby". Read morePublished 18 months ago by Chewy B.
This movie had a lot going for it and it's kind of along the lines of The Strangers, and a dozen other types of films..but it just never really pays off or takes flight... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Jimmy R
Not a fan of home invasion flicks, but the cast was fun to watch... Very little violence/gore and dumb characters. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Eddie R. Garcia