Modern psycho-thrillers succumb to last-act fatigue with depressing regularity. From the popular FATAL ATTRACTION to last year's underrated LISA to innumerable bad teens-in-jeopardy flicks, comes that hokey connect-the-dots climax: the psycho's scheme revealed, he or she goes bananas
with a sharp instrument; the menaced protagonist flailingly fights back; the psycho goes down, presumably dead; the trembling protagonist tiptoes near the psycho's corpse; a hand shoots out--the psycho's still alive!
Thankfully, the requisite boyfriend/girlfriend/cop bursts onto the scene and
finishes the psycho off for good. So much for the finale of HIDER IN THE HOUSE, a polis...