Who Lives Next Door? The Creepiest Neighbors In Film.

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The idea that suburbs can be terrifying has been around for quite some time. I often ask myself, “Why?” We are offered the cookie-cutter home, beautiful lawns, the safety within a community, families lined up and down the streets, so how is this terrifying? Well, some things are not always what they appear, it’s what happens behind closed doors can be very much frightening.
We have all experienced living next to that “creepy neighbor.” A variety of trends may be held responsible that cause this neighbor to be a bit strange. Their mannerisms, the hours that he or she keeps, unusual noises, frequent displays of anger, and to the extreme – threats against you and your family. Your mind may even begin to wander as you stare out your window late at night, is something supernatural happening right now? Life becomes somewhat difficult because you might actually be scared for your life…
Well, you’re not alone. We take a look at 8 of the creepiest neighbors in film.  


(8). Old Man Marley (Roberts Blossom) from Home Alone.
(7). Lars Thorwald (Raymond Burr) from Rear Window.
(6). Abel Turner (Samuel L. Jackson) from Lakeview Terrace.
(5). Mr. Turner (David Morse) from Disturbia.
(4). Officer Mackey (Rich Sommer) from Summer of 84.
(3). The Klopeks from The Burbs.
(2).  Jerry Dandridge (Chris Sarandon) from Fright Night.
(1). Mom and Dad (Wendy Robie and Everett McGill) from The People Under The Stairs.
We hope you enjoyed our list of the eight creepiest neighbors in film. If you didn’t quite get your creepy neighbor fix, be sure to check out Summer of 84 in theaters August 10, 2018, and On Demand / Digital HD August 24, 2018. Directed by RKSS (François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell) – Summer, 1984: The perfect time to be 15 years old and carefree. But when neighborhood conspiracy theorist Davey Armstrong begins to suspect his police officer neighbor might be the serial killer all over the local news, he and his three best friends begin an investigation that soon turns dangerous.


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Ryan T. Cusick has been a diehard horror fan ever since he watched the original 'The Amityville Horror' at the tender age of three. Ryan travels to horror cons, enjoys open conversations about horror, and attends many Hollywood premieres with filmmakers: Follow him on Twitter at @Nytmare112