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Leave The Light On
on 26 March 2008
This is that rare thing, a genuinely scary contemporary (well, 1987)American horror thriller film. In essence, a psychologist (Martin Sheen) working for the NYPD, has had a terrible experience when his wife dies unexpectedly. Later, having moved house, he forms an embryonic relationship with a woman neighbour and, in time, his little boy gets to like her. At the same time, he is helping the real police to understand what is happening in some apparently voodoo-related murders of children.
I don't want to spoil the film, still less the twist at the end, by saying too much, but you can take it from me that this is a film worth watching: it has plot, suspense, good acting, good and well-photographed New York City and other locations and a great ending. Well worth seeing.