Creepy, disturbing and haunting with a strong performance from Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp plays Mort Rainey, a writer with wife problems. Mort secludes himself in a wilderness cabin to write. Soon, he gets a visit from a strange Southern mountain man named John Shooter (John Turturro). Throughout most of the plot, Mort tries to deal with this threatening man who won't go away, and confronts his wife and her new lover.
"Secret Window" is another one of those eerie thrillers where danger lurks within the shadows. We can almost feel it, and so can the hero, as he walks through his house, armed with a weapon, ready to defend himself at all costs. He hears a noise from somewhere behind him, spins around, and suddenly realizes it was just his imagination. He sighs, puts down the weapon, turns around, and BOO! There's the bad guy, who has somehow managed to enter the locked home and avoid being detected.
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA) Rated PG-13 for violence/terror, sexual content and language
Directed by David Koepp
Written by Stephen King (novella "Four Past Midnight: Secret Window, Secret Garden") David Koepp (screenplay)
Starring Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro