Disturbia – The Dangers of Voyeurism (FILM)

by admin on September 28th, 2010

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A year after Kale Brecht’s (Shia LaBeouf) father is killed in a car accident, Kale is arrested after attacking a teacher who made an offensive remark about Kale’s father, saying “What would your father think of you?”. The judge is sympathetic towards Kale, sentencing him to three months of house arrest. He is then secured with an ankle monitor and a proximity sensor which prohibits him from leaving a 100 foot radius of his house.

Kale initially satiates his boredom by playing video games, but his mother, Julie Brecht, cancels his Xbox Live and iTunes accounts and cuts the cord of his television, forcing him to find something else to do. This leads Kale to start harmlessly spying upon the surrounding neighborhood, including his new neighbor, Ashley Carlson (Sarah Roemer).

Kale begins to become suspicious of his neighbor, Robert Turner, after several weird occurrences at his house leads Kale to believe he is a serial killer. Kale and his best friend Ronnie (Aaron Yoo) begin to research information on Turner and his possible victims. After being alerted to Kale and Ronnie’s spying, Ashley confronts Kale, and subsequently joins the pair in helping them investigate Turner. That night, Kale observes a date of Turner’s in a panicked state. After Turner turns off his lights, Kale uses his binoculars to see what’s happening. As Kale pans from window to window, he sees Turner looking straight at him. After Kale hides, he sees Turner’s date leaving. The next morning, Kale is shocked after he enters his kitchen to see his mom flirting with Turner. Before Turner leaves, he implies threats to Kale that go unnoticed by Julie.

That night, Ashley confronts Kale after he attempts to ruin a party she is throwing. He tells her of his burgeoning feelings for her, and they start kissing. Later, with Kale and Ashley watching, Turner drags a heavy bag to his garage with blood on it. The next day, Kale insists that Ronnie break into Turner’s car to get his garage door opener, while Ashley follows Turner to inform Kale if he goes home. Ronnie manages to get the garage code, but accidentally leaves his cell phone behind. Meanwhile, after Ashley loses Turner, he suddenly appears in front of her car. He gets in and tells her that all he wants is privacy, while insinuating that harm may come to her if she continues to spy on him.

That night, realizing that he left his phone in Turner’s car, Ronnie attempts to get it back. In Turner’s garage, video camera in hand, Ronnie recovers his phone when the garage door suddenly shuts. Ronnie thinks somebody is there, leading him to run and hide in Turner’s house. As Kale attempts to rescue him, his ankle monitor goes off. The police arrive, and Kale informs them that Ronnie is in danger. Hearing the noise, Turner comes out and allows the officers to search his garage. Ronnie is nowhere to be found, when Kale suggests they look in the bloody bag. They open it to reveal it contains the remains of a deer that Turner had hit with his car.

Later, Julie goes across the street to talk to Turner, with the hope of steering him away from pressing charges. Kale’s fears of Ronnie being dead are satiated, when Ronnie reveals himself to be alive and unharmed. Kale then watches Ronnie’s videotape; in the video, as Ronnie falls over, he accidentally filmed something hidden behind an air vent. Kale zooms in and sees what looks like a clear bag with a dead body inside. At the same time, Julie turns her back on Turner, and he knocks her out.

Turner goes to Kale’s house where he knocks out Ronnie with a bat and after a struggle between the two, bound and gags Kale with duct tape. Turner begins to reveal his plan to frame Kale, when Ashley distracts Turner. Kale attacks Turner,and with Ashley’s help, manages to subdue him. With Turner slowed down, Kale and Ashley hide in Kale’s room, and she frees Kale from the duct tape binding him and taping his mouth. Turner suddenly returns and breaks down the door with the baseball bat, as Kale and Ashley escape by jumping out a nearby window down to Ashley’s pool.

Kale grabs a pair of garden shears and goes to search for his mother, while Ashley goes to warn the police. Meanwhile, an officer alerted to Kale’s bracelet, arrives and enters Turner’s house. As he walks through, Turner sneaks up behind him and breaks his neck. Proceeding to the basement of Turner’s house, Kale falls through the floor and lands in a pool containing several dead bodies in various states of decay. He climbs out and eventually finds Julie bound and gagged. Turner suddenly appears and Julie stabs Turner in the leg, giving Kale time to kill Turner with the gardening shears. Kale and Julie exit the house as the police arrive.

Kale’s ankle monitor is finally removed and he is released from house arrest for good behavior. Later, Kale gets revenge on the three kids who egged his house. After, Ashley and Kale begin making out on a sofa when they are interrupted by Ronnie filming them. Kale flips him off as he continues to kiss Ashley.