Simply my Netflix pick for February 2013 because it was the only title I watched from the Netflix library for the month, the 2012 made for Television film from The Asylum Home Entertainment, "Adopting Terror" was a great film for it's right at $1 million budget.
Featuring Sean Astin, who early in his career was known as "Rudy" and it seemed to be something he would always be recognized as, until he broke through with his role as Samwise Gamgee, a character he will always be called more than his real name. Although, it was really nice to see him dominate in a different film with a role such as Tim Broadbent in "Adopting Terror."
The story revolves around two parents that are in the initial stages of adoption. The biological parents are both off-their-rockers crazy and the father (Brendan Fehr) begins to stalk the couple. Fehr does an outstanding job playing this role, he is creepy, silent, stern and all out uncomfortable without being in-your-face loud and scary.
There are plenty of gaps in the story, plot and basics, but the entertainment value and the overall big picture of the film is very solid, another pat on the back for the folks over at The Asylum for continuing their progression and all for $1 million. I would, however, like to see less forced dramatics and cliched script lines in some of their efforts.
All in all, I recommend "Adopting Terror." Not so much a horror as it is a thrilling drama, it still holds a viewers attention for 90 minutes. Make sure to check it out on Netflix while it's in their library, you never know nowadays when they will decide to take off certain movies.