In the case of "Knife Edge", Anthony Hickox stumbles clumsily over that line and back again, sloppily borrowing from "The Shining", "Burnt Offerings", "The Changeling", & (of course) "The Amityville Horror" (just to name the classics!) The result? A movie that looks mighty like a "complete, total, rip-off."
But, can you really blame him? Who doesn't love a good gothic tale? Homes haunted by domestic disturbance, people possessed by personal demons & secrets, families torn apart by madness & depravity. Obsession. Paranoia. Back-stabbing. Betrayal. But really... what's new there? These are stories as old as time.
So can I really hate "Knife Edge"?...
Yes. of course I can.