Tom Hanks portrays suburbanite Ray Peterson, whose plans for a peaceful vacation are disturbed by a
creepy new family on the block, in this outrageous suspense-comedy directed by Joe Dante. To the
disappointment of his wife Carol (Carrie Fisher), Ray decided to spend a relaxing week at home, and
soon gets into trouble with his neighbors - a hefty busybody (Rick Drummond), a freaked-out ex-soldier
(Bruce Dern) and a spacey teenager (Corey Feldman) - as they observe the strange happenings next
door at the Klopeks' bizarre residence. When the neighborhood grouch suddenly disappears, the men are convinced
the ramshackle house hides some hideous clues. Armed with assault rifles, high-powered binoculars and a shovel,
they decide to see for themselves exactly what is going on in the Klopek place.