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Cold Creek Manor (2003)

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

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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 out of prison, looking to reclaim his birthright place, by any means necessary. There are two kinds of people in Cold Creek--those who come there, and those who are born there--and Dale quickly shows that one kind of resident always comes out on top. This challenged truth is particularly accurate, in this case, because Dale's house hides a deep, dark secret.

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Cast

Dennis Quaid
as Cooper Tilson
Sharon Stone
as Leah Tilson
Stephen Dorff
as Dale Massie
Kristen Stewart
as Kristen Tilson
Ryan Wilson
as Jesse Tilson
Dana Eskelson
as Sheriff Ferguson
Simon Reynolds
as Ray Pinski
Kathleen Duborg
as Ellen Pinski
Paula Brancati
as Stephanie Pinski
Aidan Devine
as Skip Linton
Wayne Robson
as Stan Holland
Peter Outerbridge
as Dave Miller
Leslie Dilley
as Antique Dealer
George Buza
as Antique Dealer
Paulette Sinclair
as Crossing Guard
Shawn Korson
as Gang Member
Robert Maratta
as Gang Member
Tommy Brewster
as Gang Member
John Bayliss
as Team Eliminator
J. Bogdan
as Local
Stan Coles
as Preacher
Gary Johnson
as Police Officer
Brian Kaulbeck
as Police Officer
John C. Warwick
as Police Officer
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Critic Reviews for Cold Creek Manor

All Critics (110) | Top Critics (29)

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
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... a good-looking thriller by an excellent director with strong performances from Sharon Stone and Dennis Quaid -- yet it's oddly flat, with an exasperating plot, lots of strange turns and hardly any legitimate scares.

September 22, 2003
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

At the beginning, Cold Creek Manor almost makes you believe it could deliver all that and more. Instead, it follows the weary, well-worn path of so many contemporary scare-fests.

Full Review… | September 20, 2003
Salon.com
Top Critic

The whole thing is a waste of good professional filmmaking.

September 19, 2003
Washington Post
Top Critic

Quaid does his level best with a lame character, but Stone sinks under the weight of a thankless role.

Full Review… | September 19, 2003
USA Today
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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
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 ?
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
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

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