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The Occupant is a psychological thriller that stars Van Hansis, Thorsten Kaye and Cody Horn. It was filmed on location in New York City and was produced by Silverstrand Films. The story focuses on the need for human contact and the dangerous situations that can arise from being greedy. The movie begins with an elderly woman that passes on as she lies in her bed. The next day her 25 year old grandson comes by to identify the body. When Danny is greeted by the doorman he is informed that it is a rent controlled apartment and with the rental market in Manhattan, a deal like this is too much for Danny to pass up.

The doorman suggest that if Danny wants to inherit the apartment he needs to squat in the apartment and wait for the doorman’s friend (who happens to be an attorney) to get in touch with him. The attorney then informs Danny that he must stay locked in the apartment for 12 days until the lease can be transferred over and if he leaves the landlord could lock him out permanently.

As he looks around the apartment he feels like it was fate that brought it to him and he becomes determined to keep it. Joe the doorman is the only one he has contact with and that is only when he brings up groceries and essentials. Danny is starting to feel the impact of being alone and strange things begin to happen. First his cat goes missing, then neighbors start to disappear. The power goes off periodically and now the doorman has been replaced.

The new doorman keeps telling Danny that he must leave, people are disappearing and he believes that the power keeps getting shut off to make him lose his mind. Bound and determined, he makes crude weapons from household products and gets ready to battle for what is his.

TV-MA
| 2011 | 1 hr 26 min | 4.7/10
Cast
Van Hansis, Cody Horn, Thorsten Kaye, Jamie Harrold
Director
Henry S. Miller
Produced By
Blair Rosenfeld, Susan Dickey, Michelle Kalsi
Language
English
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