The House Next Door (2002)

The House Next Door (2002)





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Young marrieds Lori (A.J. Cook) and Tom (Matthew Harrison III) relocate from Chicago to the country where they end up living next to Carl (James Russo), a right-wing radical who beats his wife, Helen (Theresa Russell). When Tom goes away for a few days, Lori, with the help of best friend, Monica (Sean Young), investigates the disappearance of Helen. Of course, this isn't the best idea, since it involves sneaking into gun-nut Carl's house in the middle of the night.
R (language and some violence)
Mystery & Suspense
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A.J. Cook
as Lori Peterson
James Russo
as Carl Schmidt
Frederic Forrest
as Vernon Crank
Theresa Russell
as Helen Schmidt
Matthew Harrison
as Tom Peterson
Sean Young
as Monica
Kurt Evans
as Police Officer
Patrick Gallagher
as Ed the Mover
Harold Green
as Paul the Locksmith
Darren Moore
as Scary Man
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Critic Reviews for The House Next Door

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Audience Reviews for The House Next Door

I liked the storyline here, but the bad acting, obviously tiny budget and cheesy canned music all detracted from the good points. This isn't something I'd be likely to want to watch again.

Amanda Hendsbee
Amanda Hendsbee

Not quite as horrible as the rating would have you believe, but it's certainly nothing amazing. Seems to me like a typical made for tv thriller. (I have no idea if it was made for tv, but it sure seems that way). Most of the acting is pretty standard, maybe even a little below standard in the opening scenes, but it does pick up a bit and I was impressed with A J Cook, who always seems to take on really crap movies, with the exception of The Virgin Suicides. A shame as she is quite a likeable actress who I'm sure could do better. Theresa Russell is also not too painful as the downtrodden neighbour. I certainly wouldn't advise anyone to seek this out, but if there was nothing else on tv, you could do worse.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


A rather unthrilling thriller. There are some tense moments, but most of the film gives you a deja vu feeling, so not much original material here. The director, Joey Travolta, does a particularly poor job. The acting is okay, no one is bad.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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