The Cry of the Owl

Release Date: 
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
On DVD: 
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Running Time: 
100 minutes

Based on Patricia Highsmith’s (Strangers on a Train, The Talented Mr. Ripley) same-titled novel, The Cry of the Owl is a psychological quasi-thriller about Robert, a soon to be divorced man who deals with his depression (and occasional homicidal urges) by spying on Jenny, a young woman living in the woods near his new home.  Watching her happily perform everyday chores and activities eases his loneliness.  One night Jenny catches Robert as he hides behind a tree and after he apologizes, she invites him inside where they chat over coffee (do not try that at home, kids).  The fantasy broken, probably because of Jenny’s story about meeting a man she believed was Death incarnate when she was a child, Robert ceases his stalking but soon finds the tables turned when Jenny becomes fixated on him.  Believing meeting Robert was fate and a sign they were destined to be together, she follows him everywhere and, after breaking up with h