A young man discovers that he has some really scary family ties in this enjoyable, surprisingly taut thriller. When Bowen receives a letter from his estranged father (Wise) asking him to come to his California ranch for a reunion, Bowen doesn't know that Wise has a new wife, beguiling
blonde Wren. As Bowen drives into the town, he's stopped by the sheriff (Brown) and instructed to fix his car. Bowen pulls into a gas station, but its owner (Pollard) runs like hell when he learns that Bowen is Wise's son. Finally arriving at his father's ranch, Bowen is greeted by Wren, who
introduces herself as Wise's "housesitter." As darkness falls and the wind starts to howl, Bow...