After her friend Danielle (Danielle Harris, Halloween) disappears, Jackie (Julie Benz, Saw V) rents Danielle's former apartment to look for clues. The apartment building is called Havenhurst, and it houses recovering addicts...and a very dark secret. This under the radar horror film came out in 2016 and, at least right now, can be viewed on Netflix...actually, assuming Netflix never changes its propensity for streaming poor to mediocre horror films, it may be available there forever. If Harris is one of your favorite horror scream queens, don't get too excited for her appearance in this film--it lasts about five minutes. Another personal favorite, Toby Huss (a different Halloween) also appears, but his screen time is barely more than Harris'.
The movie does little to separate itself from the pack, choosing to pretty much follow the play book created by horror films before it. The uninspired premise is supported by a pack of cliched characters, from the frantic friend to the creepy kid (Belle Shouse) to the creepier old lady (Fionnula Flanagan). We have the jump scares, the bad CGI, and the flashback scenes to explain the evil. Not all is bad, however. The acting is much better than one would expect in a film such as this, and that is pretty much across the board. We also have some very uncomfortable, intense scenes, and there is no lack of gore. The pace is a good one for the most part, though it does slow at times. The ending is a bit surprising and decent--it won't go down as one of the greatest endings in movie history, but you may enjoy it (I did). Havenhurst will not be described as one of the all-time outstanding horror movies in anybody's book, but when it comes to what is available on Netflix as of December 2019, it stands out.
On A Scale Of One To Ten: 6