A yuppie horror movie, in which newlyweds move into a house and are insidiously terrorized by a deranged person close to them, THE NEIGHBOR goes about its task competently, but does little to improve on the form.
It's 1943, and little Myron Hatch's mother dies in childbirth. Myron, clearly in love with his mother, suffocates the new baby and escapes undetected. Flash forward to the present, as Hatch (Rod Steiger), now an ob/gyn, puts his family's house up for sale and moves next door. When Mary (Linda
Kozlowski) and John Westhill (Ron Lea) look at the house, Hatch is taken by Mary's resemblance to his mother and the sale is made.
The obsessed Hatch watch...