Sloppy editing and lopsided direction mar the film for horror fans but there are strong performances and an intriguing story.
Plot: A mother must protect her family on Christmas Day from a demented stranger who is hell-bent on tearing them apart.
Review: A Christmas gathering for a highly dysfunctional family in Australia goes completely sideways when a mysterious uninvited guest shows up at their doorstep and proceeds to dismantle their sense of security over the course of the evening. The matriarch (played by Dee Wallace) – at 60 – has invited all of her grown children and their families for this one last gathering, as she has sold the house and plans to travel the world, but she’s been harboring a secret for 20 years: She once had an abortion she told no one about, and as it turns out her aborted baby survived unbeknownst to her and was raised by an extremist who doctored vengeance in the child’s heart. Her long lost son – the homicidal guest at the doorstep – has come home to reclaim his mother … and damn any of his brothers and sisters if they get in his way.