DVD The Tenant

DVD The Tenant
DVD The Tenant

Rating: 3.2
Genres: Action | Horror | Thriller
Director: Ric La Monte
Writers: Ric La Monte
Stars: J. LaRose, Michael Berryman, Bill Cobbs
A simple man, Dr. Walter Newman, has high aspirations to cure all disease through genetic manipulation. His obsession with his mission draws him deeper into his own dark world, distracting him from his wife Olivia and from his responsibilities to his patients at the Edgewood Asylum. The doctors loyal but diabolical nurse, Ms. Tinsley, decides to take matters into her own hands and in secret she conducts her own experiment. When Dr. Newman realizes what has been done, a deformed creature that defies nature is created. Part human, part nightmare. Dr. Newman knows what he must do, but is it already too late? Written by Joseph R. McConnell
Country: USA
Release Date: 2010 (USA)
Box Office
Opening Weekend: $250 (USA) (22 April 2011)
Gross: $9,586 (USA) (13 May 2011)


  1. Well, yes this was a waste of time. I made it an hour in, I feel like I deserve an a award. I also only watched this due to it's high rating, I should have looked at the reviews, obviously by family of the crew. This film is wholly disappointing. Cliché ridden, poorly acted, atrociously scripted. It is dreadful, and I usually like terrible films. Unfortunately this is bad for all the wrong reasons.

    As I need to fill the review out to 10 lines I would just like to say…. DON'T BOTHER! Watch Rosemary's Baby, watch The Hills Have Eyes, dig out some horror classics and enjoy yourself. Just don't watch this film.

  2. The only reason I'm writing a review is because I'm ticked off an hour of my life was conned out of me.

    The premise and the IMDb rating got me interested enough to check it out. I stuck with it for one hour until I realized that is was an hour I will never get back and damned if I would poison my memories of all the great or decent horror movies I saw, with a movie that should have opted to be campy and maybe saved itself.

    I have to agree with other reviewers that the 10/10 reviews it has were obviously from vested interests.

    At the top of the what is so awful about this I would have to place the blame on 1. The directing: Ric La Monte(the ceaseless melodrama burned me out and made me not care) 2. The writing: also Ric La Monte (Started out with my kind of premise but it soon became clear the writer knew next to nothing about medicine, suspense, mystery or building empathy for characters. 3. The acting (Justin Smith played the only character that I wanted to give a damn about but, lets just say when he took a break from the film the only ones left I could care for were 4 deaf mutes, many of whom signed like they were competing to see who could make the worst shadow puppet.

    Unless you enjoy watching painfully bad slashers with lousy effects while on so much mind altering substance(s) that you will not remember that you watched it, do yourself a favor and pass.

  3. You know a film is bad when the producers get reviews deleted and post their own glowing reviews. All the good reviews here are from persons from Florida…hmmm!

    This film has serious identity issues, despite paying homage to films like 'It's Alive', 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre', 'Frankenstein' etc, the writer/director is clearly devoid of any originality and throws cliché after cliché at the audience. It also goes from being gory and serious to comedic and back again.

    It misses the only opportunity of originality again when a group of deaf (and seemingly mute) children show up. Instead of using their disability as an interesting new twist on old conventions, they are instead treated as sheep who are merely there to slow down and impede the others.

    The plot also has two 'halves', which means you get to spend twice as long getting to know two groups of unrealistic characters. Some of the acting and dialogue literally had me laughing out loud. Some ridiculous casting choices are made, a balding, one legged Barney Rubble type is married to a hot woman. Some of the inmates at the mental asylum are…hot women. I'm certain a guy was the casting director here.

    The 'hero' is one of the most unlikeable characters I've ever come across and appears to have the intelligence and personality of an immature schoolchild.

    I'm uncertain of the budget but the film is fairly well shot and the special effects and sets are pretty good. It's just a shame that this creature feature suffers from multiple personalities and is let down by a terrible script and some bad acting along with some of the most hateable characters ever captured on film.

    A totally shambolic effort. The creators of this film should be ashamed and crawl away quietly from this rubbish.

    ***I've had to re-submit this, as worse than writing false reviews about their own movie, the creators are getting bad reviews pulled due to being 'abusive', how pathetically sad.***

  4. This film is dreadful.

    I'd find it hard to enjoy even if I were a fan of cheap & nasty horror films. It really doesn't have a niche. The best description I could give is that it's a really poor late-night TV movie with horrendous acting. I would estimate that 97% of the movie has that 'gripping' horror score playing in the background. So overdone its laughable.

    The plot is poor and unoriginal, the effects are pretty cheap too. It's full of the usually horror clichés and attempts at building tension.

    I generally find IMDb scores to be a pretty fair grade to go by but this one has really slipped through the net. There is no way on earth that this junk deserves a 7/10 (at the time of writing this).

    I can only hope that people are joking.

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