The Landlady (1998)
|The Landlady (1998) is, as near as I
can tell, a Canadian direct to vid. It doesn't fit neatly into horror
or slasher. Crime thriller might be closer.
|Talia Shire sees her husband having sex with Laura Pursell through
a window, and does him in, then moves to LA to run an apartment house
she just inherited. One of the tenants is exactly to her liking, and
she decides he is going to marry her and make her happy. He is not in
on these plans, however. To protect her turf, she kills the former
business manager, and moves him into the large apartment next to hers,
after installing a two way mirror, and a surveillance camera. She
kills anyone she perceives as a threat to her
"relationship," including tenant and hooker Susie Singer.
|see the main
| The transfer is weak, and the plot did not engage me at
especially as every murder was telegraphed. The acting was sometimes
competent, however. Pursell and Singer
What the hell
happened to Talia Shire's career that she would be in something like
this? Sad times, indeed.
- With their
votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters
score it 3.7, Apollo users 36/100.
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a C-.
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