The Good Neighbor

Synopsis: A pair of mischievous high school kids create the illusion of a haunting on an unsuspecting elderly neighbor while keeping his every reaction under surveillance. A series of coincidences leads to tragedy.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Kasra Farahani
Production: Ball & Chain Productions
Rotten Tomatoes:
98 min


They did this

experiment in England once.

A group of people were told

that for the following...

Few weeks, hired strangers

would be interfering...

Ever-so-slightly in their


Nothing they would normally

notice, maybe a passerby...

On a bicycle or a waiter

at a restaurant.

Just little interactions

set up...

To alter the course

of their routines.

When the study was finished,

the volunteers recounted...

All the things that had

happened to them.

And some of them were

seriously affected...

By the message they were

being sent.

One woman started believing

in god.

But here's the thing.

Nothing was done to them.

Their lives had carried on

completely unchanged.

The only thing altered was

their perception.

People see what they're

looking for.

Uh... I'm gonna drum roll...

Until you finish setting

up the camera.

Make you go faster. Come on.

Okay. Uh...

You done? You done?

September 18th, 2014, terms and

conditions of the experiment.

Rule one, no physical


With the subject at any time.

Electronic and mechanical

equipment only.

Rule two, strict deadline.

Six weeks to prove hypothesis

or the project is abandoned.

Rule three, objectivity.

No trick editing, no false


Everything that you will


Will be 100 percent real.

The theory, simply put,

with the proper execution...

It is possible to drive an

unsuspecting person...

Into believing that they are

truly being haunted.

Now in our case,

the unsuspecting person...

Is Harold Grainey, the creepy,

psycho hermit...

That lives across the street.

We have reason to believe that

something strange...

Is going on in that house.

Now the goal is to document

the entire thing.

Say, "hi, Sean."

Whoa, dude, I'm not in this.

Posterity, remember,

this is the process.

We have to document


And everything includes

shopping... right?

This is Mr. Sean Turner,

residence surveillance expert.

MIT-bound mastermind...

Voted most likely to invent

the next Facebook.

Say hi to the kids at home,


Hi, kids.

Uh, tell them exactly what

it is we're doing here.

We are purchasing the last

of our supplies.

And supplies for...?

For the surveillance room.

Uh, surveillance headquarters.

I.E. Your bedroom.

Why don't you show everybody

what's in your basket?


Ugh... all right, fine, here,

take this.

All right, just checking the

color contrast, there we go.

Stunning quality... absolutely


Oh, man, great idea, Sean,

spray painting indoors.

Um, why don't you give

everybody the run-down.

Well, in order to fully surveil

someone's house...

Undetected with real-time audio

and video...

You need a high-speed Internet


And you need a few stealthy

gadgets that are surprisingly...

Easy to acquire, in fact, all

of these came from Skymall.

God bless America...

Selling terrorist-grade spy

equipment on an airplane.


This is a motion-sensor adhesive

mini cam.

It's WIFI-enabled, you can stick

it to pretty much anything...

It's like the same thing

that the d.A. Uses...

For undercover drug busts.

This is a 2.4 GHZ mounted

thin cam.

It's controlled from a remote,

it has zoom aperatures...

And night vision capabilities.

As for the disturbances


These are pulse-control


Electronic wire trips,

fuse rerouters...

This big guy here

is a low-range Sonic emittor.

These are ultra-range wireless

audio bugs.

Now all together, it's enough

to control someone's lights...

And home electronics from your


We route all of this together

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