The Good Neighbor

Two high school filmmakers decide to create the illusion of a haunting on an unsuspecting neighbor.


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  • ★★★½ review by Auteur on Letterboxd

    Ambitiously structured, an ending that resonates, and James Caan himself, ensure The Good Neighbor is a cut above. Its most significant flaw remains several flashbacks where the POV abruptly changes without precedent, but everything else is solid enough that it merely distracts, instead of torpedoing the whole thing.

  • ★★★★ review by Jim Drew on Letterboxd

    GREAT premise and the film lives up to it.

    Asked Steph after it finished: "That was really cool! Is it a horror though?"

    "Well it was terrifying!"

    Good enough for me. 4 thumbs up.

  • ★★★★½ review by Ashley on Letterboxd


    I watched this film because of the cover art, and the fact that I like James Caan; I expected nothing of my outing with The Good Neighbor. The film left me emotionally impacted due to its exploration of personal motivation and grief. By the conclusion, I was left wondering how I had never heard of this film.

    This is my new "you probably haven't seen this film, but you should" recommendation and probably will be for awhile.

  • ★★★½ review by Jody Webster on Letterboxd

    October Movie Scare-A-Thon 2018 - Day 6

    I was hoping for a hidden gem when I picked this one for my October movie list and I can say pretty solidly that I think I found one. This movie was really well made and James Caan was fantastic in it. In the end, this ended up being more of a tragedy than a horror movie, but I do think there was some pretty solid tension in parts of the movie. It took a long time before I realized where this movie was going and it kept me on edge until then. I really enjoyed this overall.

  • ★★★½ review by David Gifford on Letterboxd

    A really good movie with one of the best endings I have seen in a long time. This movie originally would seem to be one thing and turns out to be much different. The cast of characters are likeably ignorant at times, but have a certain charm to them. Caan is phenomenal in this role. This movie has a quick pace and a lot of intrigue about what is going on and where it will go. Thanks StEVIL for the gift.

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