January 23, 2009
Studio: Samuel Goldwyn Pictures
Director: David Ondaatje
MPAA Rating: R (for violent content, language and brief nudity)
Screenwriter: David Ondaatje
Starring: Alfred Molina, Simon Baker, Philip Baker Hall, Hope Davis, Rebecca Pidgeon, Donal Logue, Rachael Leigh Cook, Shane West
Copyright Holder: N/A
Alfred Molina, Hope Davis, and Simon Baker star in a terrifying adaptation of the book on which Alfred Hitchcock's silent classic is also based. "The Lodger" follows a grizzled detective on the trail of a ruthless killer intent on slaughtering prostitutes along West Hollywood's Sunset Strip. It appears that the murderer's grisly methods are identical to that of London's infamous 19th century psychopath Jack the Ripper - a relentless serial killer who was never caught by police. To make matters worse, the detective soon notices the parallels between the crimes committed by the West Hollywood stalker and those of a serial murderer incarcerated years ago.