Open House

January 3rd, 2010


Open House

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Still of Rachel Blanchard and Brian Geraghty in Open HouseStill of Tricia Helfer in Open HouseStill of Brian Geraghty in Open HouseStill of Rachel Blanchard in Open HouseStill of Stephen Moyer in Open HouseStill of Anna Paquin and Rachel Blanchard in Open House

A couple on the verge of a nasty divorce attempt to sell their empty love nest and move on with their lives...

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 4.3/10 (1,039 voted)

Director: Andrew Paquin

Stars: Brian Geraghty, Rachel Blanchard, Anna Paquin

A couple on the verge of a nasty divorce attempt to sell their empty love nest and move on with their lives, separately. After a successful open house they are horrified to discover, days later, that a potential buyer didn't leave their home. While Alice is being held captive in the basement, the unannounced house guest moves in upstairs. She senses her capture is being kept a rebellious secret. She knows her way only way out if she can only get out alive.

Brian Geraghty - David
Rachel Blanchard - Alice
Anna Paquin - Jennie
Stephen Moyer - Josh
Tricia Helfer - Lila
Gabriel Olds - Carl
Jessica Collins - Lauren
Larry Sullivan - Oscar
Ryan March - Hayden
Kris Wheeler - Brian
Mia Riverton - Meredith
Naja Hill - Bethany
Gerald Downey - Seth
Eddie Martinez - Jose (as J. Eddie Martinez)
Magda Rivera - Maria

Taglines: Welcome to the neighborhood.

Release Date: 3 Jan 2010

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Runtime: USA:

User Review

Predictable Slasher

Rating: 5/10

After an amicable divorce, Alice (Rachel Blanchard) and Josh (Stephen Moyer) are selling their house, using the service of their friend, the real estate agent Carl (Gabriel Olds) that brings a couple apparently interested in the house. Alice welcomes her friend Jennie (Anna Paquin) that spends the night at home with her. When Alice wakes up, she seeks out Jennie and she finds her murdered in the basement. Alice is subdue and held captive in the basement by the psychopath David (Brian Geraghty) that has moved to her house with his insane sister Lila (Tricia Helfer). Sooner Alice discovers that Lila is more dangerous for her than David, who has a disturbed crush on her. Further, the deranged criminals are killing her friends and acquaintances. Alice also leans that she must act as if she was in love with David to survive.

"Open House" is a predictable slasher with the story of a couple of psychopaths that visits houses for sale with the intention of killing the owners and spend a couple of days in the real estate, by the older brother of Anna Paquin, Andrew Paquin, in his debut and only film. The cameos of his sister and Stephen Moyer to promote this movie, inclusive with their pictures highlighted on the DVD cover, are disappointing and lure the viewer that expects to see the couple acting. Brian Geraghty performs a typical deranged psychopath with no surprises and the story gives the sensation of déjà vu, with the usual clichés of the genre and the classic open conclusion with Lila visiting another house. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Cativeiro" ("Captive")


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