A thief breaks into the home of a wealthy, happily married Beverly Hills couple. He soon finds out, though, that the couple is neither as wealthy as he thought they were and are not as happily married as they appeared.
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Larry Cohen's debut feature is a harshly funny criticism of American affluence, consumerism, and stereotypes that seethes off the screen with intensity and will keep you guessing the whole way through. Yaphet Kotto is at his most chilling here.
Cohen suffered from split-brain personality at the beginning of his career and this first movie typified it. A strange hybrid of blaxploitation and horror that would bifurcate into 'It's Alive' and 'Hell up in Harlem' which he wrote simultaneously.