The Curse of Downers Grove is now playing in theaters and will be released on VOD September 1st. The film features some very intense situations concerning a girl being stalked by a psychotic with a grudge. Since we have seen this kind of story featured in countless films, we have compiled a quick hit list of notable creepy and dangerous stalkers.
Film: The Curse of Downers Grove (2015), dir. Derick Martini
Who: Chuck – played by Kevin Zegers
Why: The victim of an eye gouging during a sexual assault, Chuck loses it and decides to take steroids and terrorize the female protagonist Chrissy’s family and friends. This all culminates in a home invasion that leaves many dead.
Psycho Threat Level: 4 out of 5
Film: Fear (1996), dir. James Foley
Who: David McCall – played by Mark Wahlberg
Why: In Fear, Nicole played by Reese Witherspoon meets David and begins a relationship that goes bad quick. David turns out to have multiple issues and the human and animal victims start piling up. Another home invasion results.
Psycho Threat Level: 4.5 out of 5
Film: Straw Dogs (2011), dir. Rod Lurie
Who: Charlie Venner – played by Alexander Skarsgård
Why: In this remake of the 1971 original, David and Amy move back to a small town and deal with rough locals. When Charlie, a former ex of Amy’s, invades their life, rape, retaliation and an assault at home occurs. It ends badly.
Psycho Threat Level: 3.5 out of 5
Film: Disturbing Behavior (1998), dir. David Nutter
Who: ‘Chug’ Roman – played by A.J. Buckley
Why: Chug never had a chance. Sold out by his parents to become one of the mind-controlled “Blue Ribbons” of Cradle Bay, Chug began to lash out against bad-girl Rachel when urges of sex and violence began to overtake him.
Psycho Threat Level: 3 out of 5
Film: The Crush (1993), dir. Alan Shapiro
Who: Adrian Forrester – played by Alicia Silverstone
Why: Alicia Silverstone as Adrian makes it incredibly difficult for neighbor Nick, played by Cary Elwes, to live and focus on his work. Attempted murder and allegations of sexual assault are just parts of this girl’s psychotic obsession.
Psycho Threat Level: 5 out of 5