If you've seen Rear Window, the trailer for Disturbia feels very familiar, but despite that — or maybe because of it — I'm still captivated by the premise. Rising star Shia LaBeouf plays Kale, a teenager on house arrest for assaulting a teacher who uttered some unkind words about Kale's recently deceased dad. He whiles away his posh "prison" time watching the goings-on outside, including those involving his hot new neighbor, Ashley (Sarah Roemer).
Soon, Ashley is onto Kale and wants a piece of the stakeout action, too. The teens become convinced that a creepy neighbor across the street is actually a killer, and from the looks of it, the movie goes into full-throttle thriller mode from there. For more details and to watch the trailer,
I don't know much about director D.J. Caruso, who has worked on "The Shield" and The Salton Sea, but the movie looks promising. It comes out this Friday the 13th, with the also creepy but less promising Perfect Stranger. Tune in later for my review, and watch the trailer now and tell me what you think.
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