I picked this movie up for two pounds, after reading all of the negative reviews on here for it, I was not really expecting very much.
When I watched it for myself I was very surprised, I really enjoyed it. We know that Dennis Quaid and Sharon Stone are great actors, and as always, give excellent performances. All of the other players in the film are also on top form, in particular, Stephen Dorff.
'Cold Creek Manor' (like so many of Mike Figgis' movies, 'Stormy Monday' being a perfect example) is a very atmospheric film. It's certainly creepy and there is a constant tension running through it throughout.
The story is not a particularly original, and there have been many movies like it before, and will continue to be. A troubled family leave their problems and life behind in the city and start a fresh in the country. It isn't long however until the people find much greater problems in their new surroundings than those they left behind.
It is far from one of the best horror films out there, but people should not expect it to be, 'Cold Creek Manor' is a well acted and a very entertaining piece nevertheless.