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Hider in the House (1989)

Nomination Year: 1998
SYNOPSIS:  Gary Busey plays Tom, a recently released psycho who seeks a stable home and family. Unfortunately for Mimi Rogers, her husband, and her kids, Tom wants theirs. He enters their house as it's being constructed and designs for himself a secret room in their attic, where he lives with them undetected for months. People who bother his "family" suddenly go missing. Things quickly come to a head when, as his desire for the wife grows, Tom decides to bump the husband out of the picture and take over the family himself.

Most Ludicrous Premise

"I'd Like a Nice Family. On Rye."
A crazy is let out of the institution and builds a secret room in the attic of a new house, just so he can live with a nice family.

Inane Dialogue

Hider on the Wall
"What's he gonna do? Climb up the side of the house?" Yep.

Worst Acting

Bruce Glover: Won't You Please NOT Be My Neighbor?
Bruce is the creepy next-door neighbor. Emphasis on the creepy.

Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame
Gary Busey Blond, with a long, craggy face, he usually plays muscle; an alleged history of domestic violence (maybe he should change his name to Gary aBusey) 
Mimi Rogers Mrs. Robinson from the Lost in Space movie 
Michael McKean Lenny from Laverne & Shirley; Lead singer for Spinal Tap 
Bruce Glover father of actor/writer/filmmaker/crackpot weirdo Crispin Glover 
Rebekka Armstrong  
Director Claim to Fame
Matthew Patrick  

Bryan Cassidy

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