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Preview by Jack Foley
MISERY meets Audition in Neighbor, the latest feature from director Robert A. Masciantonio (All Along; Cold Hearts) who gleefully pays homage to a whole slew of classic horror movies, their stars and directors in this terrifying tale of a seemingly typical “girl next door” with a psychotic taste for torture.
America Olivo (Friday The 13th; Bitch Slap) stars as the unnamed protagonist who wanders suburbia, breaking into homes and staying for far longer than she should.
To amuse herself while passing the time, she takes to torturing and murdering anyone unfortunate to be at home when she turns up.
Her latest victim is Don Carpenter (Christian Campbell), a young bachelor and musician living alone in a rather large house on a street our girl happens to be eyeing. She’s seen him before in a bar and she knows very well that he’s seen her too.
Before he’s even aware of it, Don finds himself literally tied up in girl trouble of the very worst kind – the kind that involves power tools, amateur dentistry that is most definitely “not safe”, plenty of bloodletting, broken bones and some below-the-belt shenanigans that don’t bear thinking about.
Adding to the fun is the fact that Don has a huge house party coming up in a few days’ time, which gives his tormentor plenty of time to stage her own celebrations and to allow any unannounced visitors who drop by to join in the festivities.
Featuring a cameo appearance by John Waters regular Mink Stole (Hairspray; Cecil B. Demented; Cry-Baby) and an inspired and uninterrupted, four-minute Steadicam shot straight out of the Brian De Palma guide to filmmaking, Neighbor cleverly flips exploitation cinema conventions upside-down to provide a viewing experience that will delight horror fans with stomachs strong enough to endure its grisly, squirm-inducing delights.
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Q. Who stars as the unnamed protagonist in Neighbor?
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Neighbor (cert. 18) will be released on DVD (£12.99) by High Fliers Films on June 27, 2011.
Extra features on the DVD include: ‘Behind the Scenes’; Fight Scene; Gag Reel; Commentary by Director and Producer; Commentary by Media Commentator Dr Karen Oughton.