A woman trying to move on with her life is thrown into a potentially deadly situation in this independent thriller. Alice (Rachel Blanchard) has just broken up with her husband and has decided to sell the house they shared. Alice has been showing her home to prospective buyers when a strange couple sneaks into the house, David (Brian Geraghty) and Lila (Tricia Helfer). David and Lila are psychotic murderers who promptly kill a friend who was visiting Alice; Lila orders David to murder Alice as well, but for some reason he hesitates and instead locks her in a crawlspace in the basement. Over the next several days, David and Lily engage in kinky sex and pretend to live a life of bourgeois domesticity while slaughtering anyone who makes the mistake of stopping by the house; Alice, meanwhile, hears what's happening from her hiding place and begins to understand the strange bond between her captors and David's interest in her. Open House was the first feature film from director Andrew Paquin; his sister, Anna Paquin, appears in a supporting role, as does her True Blood co-star Stephen Moyer. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
People, do yourselves a favor, please do NOT rent this one. One of the worst movie of the year and probably of all time. I'd rather be taking shots of JÃ¤germeister and just passed out in my underwear!
It turned out to be pretty good but I was disappointed that Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer played such small, very brief roles in the movie!!. I was expecting and looking forward to seeing both of them for longer but they were only in it for a few minutes! They are great to watch in True Blood and that was a big reason why I could not wait to see this movie!
***WARNING*** This movie is grade A GARBAGE! I actually wanted to watch this because of the True Blood stars in it. Thinking "Well, with them starring in it, I mean, with them being on the cover, this might be good." Oh my I was so wrong. *** SPOILER ALERT*** The stars of True Blood (Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer) are in the movie for a whole TWO MINUTES! No joke. If you were expecting some grand hoorah from the two, not here. Oh and the movie? Class A garbage acting. Some stiff with no personality, some woman that can't act to save her life, and a Battlestar Galactica star wash-out. Total fail, run a lap. I dare you, I DOUBLE DARE YOU, to watch this and say it was worth it. 1/5 STARS
While the movie isn't the best I've seen, I thought it was still a good movie. I love horror/suspense/scary (whatever you want to call it) and this is one that I didn't regret. Not every movie can be 5 stars. I do disagree with Maxwell - it is not a waste of time but that depends on how precious your time is.
This movie isn't as bad as some of the reviews say, it is a bit "weird" and you can't quite figure out the point... if there is one. These 2 people (one reveiewer seems to like to give the whole story away "Whymist W".)just liked going to the "open house" killing everyone and staying at the house. Its a bit weird but it kept me watching it, just to find out the whole story. I hate reviewers that think they have to tell you the whole movie and ruin it.