Writer: Gary Dauberman (Screenplay)
Starring: Katie Cassidy, Elizabeth Henstridge, Adam Campbell, Miles Fisher, Chris Mulkey, Jane Kaczmarek, Spencer Daniels
Plot: Four friends are murdered in their home for no reason by four members of the Manson Family.
Tagline – When night falls….the wolves will hunt
Runtime: 1 Hour13 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Verdict: Another Pointless Manson Film
Story: Wolves at the Door starts when four friends Sharon (Cassidy), Abigail (Henstridge), Wojciech (Campbell) and Jay (Fisher) return home from a early birthday party to continue the party at home, this night gets interrupted by some home invades for are part of a cult, looking to kill the four friends and we watch to see if the friends can survive.
Thoughts on Wolves at the Door
Characters – The characters here feel like they aren’t allowed to be based on the actual victims, even though Sharon is a pregnant actress, we don’t get the heavy proof this is actually Sharon Tate, needless to say the characters are so bland you won’t care about them, which is a true shame because if these are meant to be the real people, the script does them no justice, they are just friends, they have nothing about who they are or anything.
Performances – The performances here are not good either, this is mostly because of the pure lack of screen time for most of the stars, everything feels too rushed to let them become the characters they are meant to be playing.
Story – The story here follows the Manson family attack on the Tate household. Now this is the fifth version of the Tate murder’s that I have seen in a year, the story is horrific, please can you stop exploiting it. The way this story unfolds is dull, we get no chance to meet the victims, the murders are a flash at it is over, we learn absolutely nothing about this horrendous attack and it just ends up exploiting it once again.
Horror – The horror is mostly weak home invasion ideas, none really come off as scary as they should be.
Settings – The film is mostly set in the Tate house, which works for all it needs to, it doesn’t add anything to the film.
Special Effects – The effects are basic, most violence happens off camera, leaving it to our own imagination about what is going on.
Scene of the Movie – None.
That Moment That Annoyed Me – The pointlessness of doing another Tate murder film.
Final Thoughts – This is a terrible film that just exploits the horrendous crime.
Overall: Dull and Uninspiring.