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I don't get it...(SPOILERS)


What is going on? The 2 hillbillies get killed....and Vic Morrow ends up with the glasses at the end? And Jessica Harper is now going to be with Vic?

Huh?

The movie was good up until Michael Parks gets killed and Jessica gets attacked....then it tried a twist that didn't work and confused me like no tomorrow...

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You get it, the movie makes no sense. There is no reason for why the two of them suddenly take on the obsession of killing everyone who lived in that house, and no explanation given within the story. It seems like they wanted a twist, and did not care that it did not fit the plot at all. The glasses at the end were the same ones he wore at the beginning when he was serving the eviction papers on the hillbillies. In 20 years, he could not get a new pair that were not cracked.

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Yeah, no, none of you got it. The very first shot of the movie is someone, inside the house, putting on the broken glasses before the bank man arrives. Face obscured for the sequence, it's still very clear when watching it again that Vic Morrow is the third resident of the house in the beginning, the one who yells for ammo and lays across the woman once her legs are shot out.

And it's not a particularly skillful giveaway at the end (he must have a real attachment to his cracked spectacles) but I thought it was clear enough. So it doesn't exactly come out of nowhere when they've picked up the cause at the end, Jessica Harper's character clearly driven fairly mad by her time in the house.

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Yes, I found the ending quite clear, but saw it coming after the first 30 minutes.

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There's nothing to get.

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Written and directed by Charles B. Pierce.
What more needs to be said?

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In the beginning there were three people in the house, two men and a woman. When the shooting starts, the woman gets shot, but all three, as we find out later, managed to escape. Years later the woman who got shot is now the crippled neighbor, her husband is the prowler/killer, and the third guy turns out to be the creepy realtor. Now all of this is based on the pretext that all three managed to escape from the house all while law enforcement officials are blasting away with pistols, shotguns, and submachine guns, which seems preposterous. And not only did they escape but they stayed in the area, changed their identities, and managed to live undetected among the same folks they lived with before they got evicted.

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