daddy issues

Josie Ho in Dream Home

Among the most unsettling horror films are those that stare deeply into the eyes of a psychopath in an attempt to convey the darkness inside. Films like "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer" or even "The Silence of the Lambs" have taken this concept to its pinnacle, while the 2010 Hong Kong psuedo-slasher "Dream Home" marks a fresh and interesting new entry to this canon.

Kate (Vera Farmiga) is one damaged mommy. She battles alcoholism -- a disease which nearly cost her the life of her young daughter -- and she recently gave birth to a still-born baby girl. She's out of work, and her mother-in-law is a hateful pain in the ass. Things could be going better.