Friday, October 05, 2012
A couple amidst a divorce is selling their home. Unbeknownst to them, a couple who viewed the home earlier during an open house, is still lurking in the shadows. Lila and David are twisted incestuous twins who take pleasure in murder. Once they kill off the residents, they stay and play house for awhile, luring victims in, seducing them then killing them. Once the bodies start to stink, they move on to the next place. Lila, clearly the balls behind the operation is a cold-hearted killing machine. David reluctantly follows along like a good dog most of the time but this time it’s different. David becomes enamored with Alice, the house's resident. He hides her in a crawl space and brings her out when Lila is running errands. He’s told Alice that if Lila discovers her she will kill her so she plays along doing what she is told. Alice does her best to manipulate David into betraying Lila but time is of the essence here since the bodies are beginning to rot and it’s almost time to move on.
Not a bad flick and a fairly decent plot but it just didn’t have any flair to it. Tricia Helfer who plays Lila is quite unlikable. I guess it’s the nature of the beast but the role is so stereotypical predator vixen that it just becomes a bore. David is flat and devoid of personality which is actually right for his character but unfortunately that leaves Lila and Alice to carry the scenes, neither of which do a stellar job at it. I believe this film is riding the coattails of Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer of True Blood fame who are both top billed in it. Paquin appears for about 30 seconds before she is offed while Moyer lasts a full five minutes or so. Unless you’re looking to bulk up on numbers this Horrorthon I’d advise putting this one on the back burner.