Director/writer: Andrew Paquin.
A lot can be said for the psychological thriller. This genre uses mind games to keep the viewer off balance, while often asking more questions than it answers. One of several questions that first time director Andrew Paquin's film Open House asks is: why are two serial killers laying waste to a quiet neighbourhood? As well, why are a brother and sister killing team sleeping together? Finally, how come so many victims in horror and thrillers ask the question: "why are you doing this?" This reviewer will answer the first question, while tip-toeing around the second and then delve into the third.
As a little more background, Andrew Paquin is the brother of Anna Paquin ("True Blood") and Andrew used his house as the primary set, for this film. All of the action within Open House occurs at this location.
Guest review by Dog Ate My Wookie
Stars: Anna Paquin, Brian Geraghty, Rachel Blanchard, Stephen Moyer, Tricia Helfer | Written and Directed by Andrew Paquin
Welcome to the Neighbourhood! A couple going through a nasty divorce attempt to sell their marital love nest and move on with their separate lives. After a successful open house they are horrified to discover, days later, that a potential buyer didn’t leave their home. While Alice is being held captive in the basement, the unannounced house guest moves in upstairs. She senses her capture is being kept a rebellious secret and the carnage is only just beginning…
Written and directed by Andrew Paquin, the older brother of Anna Paquin, Open House doesn’t miss a beat in using it’s two True Blood stars to push this title out there, even the press release pushed Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer as the
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Her taste for strong roles continued when she returned to Earth (and to Los Angeles from Vancouver, Canada), to take up her first job as a series regular since "Battlestar."
On TNT's sophomore undercover-police drama "Dark Blue," airing Wednesdays, Helfer plays FBI Agent Alex Rice, who thought she was just working one case in a joint task force with the Lapd -- and also thought she was just having a one-night stand with team leader Carter Shaw (Dylan McDermott) -- but instead the task force is continuing, and she's stayed on to run it.
"She's smart enough to know that she can't just come in and take over," Helfer tells Zap2it. "But her say is the final say.
The tagline for the film:
"Welcome to the Neighborhood" (Open).
The synopsis for Open House here:
"A couple on the verge of a nasty divorce attempt to sell their empty love nest and move on with their lives, separately. After a successful open house they are horrified to discover, days later, that a potential buyer didn't leave their home. While Alice is being held captive in the basement, the unannounced house guest moves in upstairs. She senses
The award-winning composer arranges all the music, and performs the majority of the instrumental parts from his own private home studio in Topanga Canyon. “I've dusted off my dulcimer and a couple of other strange and obscure instruments that I never thought I'd have the chance to use and incorporated them into the score, giving the show some fresh musical notes while maintaining that True Blood sound,” he said.
Above: Nathan Barr, director Andrew Paquin (Anna Paquin’s brother) and the cast of Open House.
For the upcoming season, Barr collaborated with singer-songwriter, Elvis Costello on an original Lucinda Williams track,
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The film stars Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Rachel Blanchard. Andrew Paquin, Anna's brother, wrote the screenplay and directed the film which debuted at the Tribeca film festival.
The story follows a women (Rachel Blanchard) who gets kidnapped and then held captive in her own home by two sociopaths while an open house event is happening.
Open House was released December 2009 and stars Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Brian Geraghty, Tricia Helfer, Rachel Blanchard, Jessica Collins, Larry Sullivan, Gabriel Olds. The film is directed by Andrew Paquin.
The movie in question is House, a film that recently premiered at Tribeca and was, even more recently, picked up by Lionsgate. Directed by Andrew Paquin, this may well be a case of siblings pulling favours but if it brings us Tricia Helfer, I’m ok with that. The film stars Helfer and Brian Geraghty as killers that terrorise a neighbourhood, killing everyone that comes knocking, including (from the looks of things) Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Rachel Blanchard.
Honestly, this trailer isn’t particularly awesome but my Tricia love is a little blinding and though the film doesn't look like it'll offer anything new, I’ll see it.
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