Winter has well and truly arrived and, as if to illustrate the fact, a chilly, snowy set of images is here for Chris Peckover’s twist on the home invasion flick, Safe Neighborhood.
Originally billed as ‘Home Alone meets Scream’, the film stars Olivia DeJonge (The Visit, Scare Campaign) as the babysitter of 12-year-old Luke, played by Levi Miller (Pan). Luke’s parents are played by the ever-awesome Virginia Madsen (Candyman, Sideways) and Patrick Warburton (Bad Milo, Seinfeld).
Set in a quiet American suburb on a snowy evening on the lead up to Christmas, Ashley, the regular babysitter for Deandra and Robert Lerner, has to defend their twelve-year-old son from strangers breaking into the house – only to discover that this is far from a normal home invasion.
Peckover directs from a script by himself and Zack Kahn, based on Kahn’s story.
Producer Brion Hambel says of the film, “With this stellar group of actors and Chris and Zack’s thrilling script, this promises to be a crazy night for our cast of characters and a crazier ride for the audience.”
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)