While She Was Out

Synopsis: Della Myers is an overwhelmed upper-middle-class housewife who lives in a large house in the suburbs with her twin children and her abusive husband, Kenneth. Kenneth lets Della know that he thinks she gives all her attention to the twins and neglects her house and her appearance. Late on Christmas Eve, Della drives to the local mall to buy gift-wrap. While searching for a parking space in the jam-packed lot, Della notices an old car taking up two spaces. Frustrated and annoyed, she decides to leave a paper message on the windshield of the old car, writing, "Hey, 'Jack'. How selfish can you be?" After the mall closes, Della's car is held by the driver of the old car and she is threatened by four punks -- Chuckie, Huey, Vingh, and Tomás. When the security guard of the mall attempts to protect Della, he is shot and killed by Chuckie. Della tries to escape from the criminals in her truck, but the gang chases her. In the chase, she crashes in a nearby forest. What unfolds in the woods is De
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Susan Montford
Production: Anchor Bay Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
86 min

Thank you.


Could I have a hot tea, please?

And one chocolate biscotti.

Milk or dark chocolate?

No, just the tea.



Two "L"s.


Thank you.


Is that you?

Lynn? Lynn Monroe.

- Hi.

- I haven't seen you since college!


You married that handsome jock

and we never heard from you again.

You live around here?

We just bought this divine house

in Pleasant Valley. You know it?

Yes, I do.

It's perfect for the kids.

They practically walk to school.

We've got a great backyard.

We're thinking

of putting a pool in it.

They'll love that!

Enough of me.

How are you?


I have two children,

Terry and Tammi. Twins.

We're celebrating tonight.

David's been promoted.

I had to buy this gorgeous

black teddy.

It is. It's gorgeous.

- It's been nice talking to you.

- You too.

I've got to get my hair done.

See you later.

See you.


How are you?

- Which one would you like?

- That one.

That one?

This one?

That's the one?

- Thanks.

- Thank you. Merry Christmas.

Merry Christmas!


US$21.69, please.

- There you go.

- Thank you.

I'm sorry.

It's been declined.

Do you have another card?

No, I don't.




It's Christmas Eve,

and the mall is now closed.

Happy Holidays, everyone.

This day is borne a Savior

Of a pure, virgin bride

To free all who trust in Him

From Satan's power and might

Oh, tidings of comfort and joy

Oh, tidings

Of comfort and joy


Shit. What now?

Excuse me?

I've got a gun.

How's about I aim it

at your pussy?

Why don't you back your car up?

That's not going to happen.

What are you doing?

I don't know this game.

Trust me, it's not a game.

How about you shut up,

and eat a dick?

When you get done, we're going

to staple your mouth shut.

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Edward Bryant

Edward Winslow Bryant Jr. (August 27, 1945 – February 10, 2017) was an American science fiction and horror writer sometimes associated with the Dangerous Visions series of anthologies that bolstered The New Wave. At the time of his death, he resided in North Denver. more…

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