THE PLOT THUS FAR
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“The Cottage” is another haunted/besieged house/property tale that’s really about a family in distress. However, we get more histrionics and TV movie acting that one can stomach. Melodrama is the name of the game and there’s very few people that can play it well in this movie. That being said, there’s some good to come of it. There’s just not a lot of it.
David Arquette continues to enter into that Ray Milland phase of his career where he handles genre material with panache. That being said, it’s not like he’s doing anything that memorable. There’s credit to doing good work, but it doesn’t get noticed if you’re surrounded by a sea of terrible actors. One day, Arquette will rise above and get the attention that he deserves. Until then, he’ll be stuck in schlock like this.
The DVD comes with a trailer as the sole special feature. There are two Dolby tracks included (5.1 and 2.0) and neither was that expansive. The transfer is decent enough for a small budget horror movie. That being said it’s not going to give the home theater a workout. In the end, I’d recommend a rental.
RELEASE DATE: 10/09/2012