Written by Scotty
Getting time away with your family is something that should be done several times a year. With all that goes on in the world, it is hard to remember that everyone needs a break from the everyday monotony of daily life. Sometimes we forget that our children need this break as much as we do and they should always be number one in making sure that they are expressing their feelings, as so many keep it all locked up on the inside as they do not know how to express themselves for fear of being punished for saying something wrong. We do have to walk a tight rope when listening to what our children are really thinking, but it is important to remember that they are just as fragile as we are, and need someone to fight the battle of life with.
Cory Morgan is trying to get his new family out of the big town to spend some time together and bond. With the loss of his wife, Cory has found love once again in the arms of Sarah, but his son Liam is none to happy with the change. Not wanting to give Sarah a chance at being his new mother, Liam lashes out at her every chance he gets and although he gets in trouble, he feels that he is doing the right thing in remembering his deceased mother. Cory tries to reason with his son about the issues he is fighting, but Liam will not open up to him and makes his father guess what is happening in is mind.
Getting out to their country house for a little get away, Cory and Sarah find that the house has been used by someone other than them. Calling in the local sheriff, nobody is happy with the response, especially Liam who cannot locate the last stuffed animal his mother gave him before her passing. Searching around the house to find out how the intruders got in, Cory finds the stuffed mouse in the basement, along with a hole chopped out of the cellar door. Repairing the door, Cory tries to make his family feel safe, but when Liam goes missing in the middle of the night, the happy couple finds that there is something more dangerous afoot than just a break in.
Trying to locate Liam, Cory and Sarah see the town’s sheriff get killed in front of their very eyes and have to find a way to get to safety. With a masked person following them, wearing the head of Liam’s mouse, the couple expects the worse but Cory is able to find that his attackers are not looking for his son’s life, they are looking for a new member of their own family.
Torment follows the Morgan family as they are starting to vacation in their old county home. With Sarah being the newest member of the family after Cory’s first wife’s death, his son, Liam is not willing to give her a chance. Taking out his anger on Sarah at every step, Liam does not open up to his father about what is really bothering him. When Liam goes missing in the middle of the night and his parents witness the murder of the town’s sheriff by a person wearing one of Liam’s stuffed animals as a mask, Cory and Sarah try everything in their power to find the young boy and bring him back to safety. But what the couple does not know is that their attackers, although they are looking for the adult's blood are not looking to harm the young boy, but to make him feel at home in their family. Cory and Sarah have to find a way to survive the attacks, along with proving their love for young Liam as he is becoming someone else’s son.
A disturbing movie to say the least as you are never able to see the faces of the attackers, and I will never be able to look a stuffed animal in the face again with what they do with them in this movie. With a parent trying to prove their love for their child, it is hardest to see what they are made to do to insure their child’s livelihood. As you watch the screen for the next visual scare, you are left wondering how far you would go to make sure your child will never be harmed. The difficult decisions and sacrifices we make for our children should show how much we love them, but if you never say it, how do they know for sure. Stay Scared.