Cold Creek Manor (2003)

Cold Creek Manor



Critic Consensus: The plot of Cold Creek Manor is too predictable and contrived to generate suspense.

Movie Info

Finally putting an end to their days as slaves to the hustle-bustle of city life, Gothamites Cooper Tilson and his wife, Leah, pack up their kids and all their possessions, and move into a recently repossessed mansion in the 'sticks' of New York State. Once a grand and elegant manor, the house at Cold Creek is now in shambles, but Cooper and Leah have unlimited time to show the house the tender loving care that it desperately needs. All's well until Dale Massie, the house's former owner, gets … More

Rating: R (for violence, language and some sexuality)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Richard Jeffries, Richard Jefferies
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 2, 2004
Box Office: $21.3M
Buena Vista Pictures - Official Site


as Cooper Tilson

as Leah Tilson

as Dale Massie

as Kristen Tilson

as Jesse Tilson

as Sheriff Ferguson

as Mr. Massie

as Ray Pinski

as Ellen Pinski

as Stephanie Pinski

as Skip Linton

as Stan Holland

as Dave Miller

as Antique Dealer

as Antique Dealer

as Crossing Guard

as Gang Member

as Gang Member

as Gang Member

as Team Eliminator

as Local

as Local

as Preacher

as Police Officer

as Police Officer

as Police Officer
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Critic Reviews for Cold Creek Manor

All Critics (120) | Top Critics (33)

The only things haunting this movie are cliches.

September 25, 2003
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

'You should've stayed in New York,' Dorff warns, long before which the audience has realized it should've stayed home to snuggle up instead with Sam Peckinpah's Straw Dogs.

Full Review… | September 25, 2003
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

There are no surprises at all in this totally predictable mistake of a movie.

Full Review… | February 9, 2014

Director Mike Figgis also composed the score, which during the tense scenes merely sounds like a two-year-old incessantly banging on random piano keys.

Full Review… | September 13, 2012
Creative Loafing

Supremely listless and scare-free nonsense.

Full Review… | May 3, 2005
Lessons of Darkness

Figgis relies on Quaid's performance to convey the perilous dynamics of his character's threatened masculinity, and the performance produced by this trust is solid gold.

Full Review… | March 19, 2004
F5 (Wichita, KS)

Audience Reviews for Cold Creek Manor

Corny and predictable, but easy watching. Dorff plays the bad guy reasonably well, no boring parts, but could have been helped along with more suspense..

Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

A watchable but unspectacular thriller about a family of New Yorkers who move into a big country house with a sinister past that brings dangerous consequence for the new occupants. The film builds slowly gathering a bit of mystery and suspense then gets a little livelier towards the end. Really good cast too but with mixed performances. A good time-filler but there's nothing memorable about it. Plot-wise it's been done before and a lot better.

Lee ?

Super Reviewer

Tense thriller about a family who move into their new home. They are soon targeted by the old tenant who has a dark secret and wants them out. Good cast.

Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

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