Jeffrey Dean Morgan probably gives the best performance overall. He plays the stalker of Swanks character in the film, who watches her through peepholes in her walls and also from within her apartment at times! While at first very charming and polite, he does a complete 180 and plays one of the most menacing, creepy characters ever caught on film. While this might be somewhat of a spoiler, you find this out pretty early in the film, so it's not like a surprise ending that is being ruined. Just look at the DVD cover and you can tell who the "bad guy" is.
While all the characters are great, the apartment building is almost a character in itself. It is a very old building with lots of hidden rooms and access ways to all the rooms, used by Max to get from room to room and sneak into the apartments. The chase through this hidden inner hallway is a great scene, with an ending you won't want to miss!
Overall, this is one of the better movies I have seen in a while. While it is more thriller/suspense than actual Horror, it is still a very scary, creepy film that I would highly recommend to any Horror fan. THE RESIDENT was released today, 3/29, so check your local stores or click the link below to purchase!
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