Cold Creek Manor


(out of 5)

 and  play a big-city couple who decide to move out to the country when life in the metropolis proves to be too exhausting and dangerous, she giving up her job to be the perfect housewife in their giant country manor whose previous owners foreclosed on the mortgage. Things seem to be coming along beautifully, until the previous owner () shows up looking for a job as a handyman on the estate. Initially accepting his offer, the family is horrified when they discover that he is actually a sociopath who is ready to do absolutely anything to get his house back. Mike Figgis has no end of fun using scare tactics to tell this gothic, moody story, and uses them all effectively, the stormy photography and terrific pace all conspiring to make a thriller that genuinely gets under your skin. Stone looks better than she has in years and gives a marvelously energetic performance, while Dorff is very effective at scaring you out of your skin. Also features a cameo appearance by  and a fun supporting performance by .

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USA/Canada, 2003

Directed by 

Screenplay by 

Cinematography by 

Produced by Mike Figgis,

Music by Mike Figgis

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

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