Home Invasions & Unwelcome Guests

Panic Room - Trapped in their New York brownstone's panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg and her daughter Sarah play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with three intruders during a brutal home invasion. Starring Jodie Foster. (DVD 3346)

Death and the Maiden - Fifteen years ago, Paulina Escobar had her life shattered when she was taken prisoner and tortured by a sadistic doctor. Now, through a chance encounter, she may have found the man responsible for her nightmares and tonight he's going to pay. Based on a play by Ariel Dorfman. (DVD 3617)

Straw Dogs - David is a quiet American mathematician who has moved with his wife back to her hometown in rural England.  When David hires a crew of locals to repair his barn, the men begin to harass the couple. The harassment continues and intensifies, yet David ignores it. Finally, the men push him too far. Directed by Sam Peckinpah. (DVD 1265)

The Man Who Came to Dinner - A pompous lecturer is forced to spend the winter inside a prominent Ohio family's home due to injury, and proceeds to meddle with the lives of everyone in the household. Based on a play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. (DVD 7552)

Wait Until Dark - A photographer unwittingly smuggles a doll stuffed with heroin into New York City. His recently blinded wife, alone in their apartment, is first terrorized by hired crooks, and then by a psychopath, in search of the doll. Starring Audrey Hepburn. (DVD 5500)

Bone - Bone is a mysterious African American man who invades the home of a wealthy Beverly Hills couple. At first he demands money and sex, but soon finds himself embroiled the in the seemingly happy couple's rocky and complicated relationship. (DVD 6732)

Funny Games - At their lakeside vacation home, Ann, George and their son have unexpected visitors: two well-spoken, well-bred young men wearing polite smiles and preppy sportswear. Directed by Michael Hanaeke. (DVD 1572)

The Ref - An unfortunate cat burglar becomes trapped in a fate worse than jail when he takes a bickering couple and their annoying relatives hostage. Starring Kevin Spacey and Judy Davis. (DVD 1999)

Home Alone - Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister has become the man of the house, overnight! Accidentally left behind when his family rushes off on a Christmas vacation, Kevin gets busy decorating the house for the holidays as two bumbling burglars are trying to break in. (DVD 18528)

See the Sea - During a summer escape to the beautiful island of Yeu, Sasha's beginning to grow bored. She's been spending her days tending to her new baby daughter while awaiting the arrival of her husband from his office on the mainland. Tatiana, a brooding teen-aged backpacker, arrives in desperate need of a place to pitch her tent. It isn't long before  an unbridled game of deception begins. Directed by François Ozon. (DVD 1791)

Sexy Beast - High voltage crime thriller that crackles with chilling style and wit. A savage gangster named Don Logan is met with resistance when he intrudes upon a retired pal for "one last job". But Logan just won't take no for an answer. Starring Ben Kingsley. (DVD 795)

The Plumber - One morning there is an unexpected knock on the door and Jilly opens it to a wild man who says he's the plumber. So begins five days of mental torment that will change her life. Directed by Peter Weir. (DVD 16072)

Dead Calm - John and Rae Ingram rescue the only surviving crew member of a crippled schooner, but after they bring him aboard their yacht they find themselves the targets of a deranged killer. Starring Nicole Kidman and Sam Neill. (DVD 1514)

Cul-de-Sac - A withdrawn couple's isolated house is infiltrated by a rude, burly gangster on the run. The three engage in role-playing games of sexual and emotional humiliations. An evocative, claustrophobic, and morbidly funny tale of the modern world in chaos. Starring Donald Pleasence and Françoise Dorléac. Directed by Roman Polanski. (DVD 20126)