'Deadly House Call' Review: Lifetime's thriller brings a gripping tale of revenge
'Deadly House Call' revolves around Madison (Joanne Jansen) and her unwell father, Harren (Neville Edwards), who is suffering from some significant issues after losing his wife. Harren is famous and wealthy, the CEO of one of the most successful businesses in the city.
But now, the onset of dementia is creating massive trouble for him and his family members. Meanwhile, Madison is handling her father's company and her father's health as well, which is creating many complications for her. Although she was not ready to hire a nurse, after facing many problems, she decided to hire one. So, Madison hired Rebecca (Sierra Wooldridge) for taking care of the older man. If this plot intrigues you, then you can also watch more from Lifetime's Deadly Resolutions roster of movies like 'Deadly Grudge', 'Killer Stepmom', 'The Wrong Blind Date' and more.
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Madison really loves her father and is always concerned about him, so she was hesitant to invite any stranger into her home. On the other hand, Rebecca, the nurse is a shrewd and revengeful woman who has some nefarious schemes to cheat the family. She began by making space in the family and getting close to Madison's father. In fact, she wore Madison's mother's dresses and perfumes and tried to convince Harren to do her bidding.
However, Madison was unable to trust the nurse completely and all her attempts to find what makes her suspicious proves futile at first. Still, Madison kept her wits about her and when her father was all but in the nurse's trap, she helped him and saved both her family and her business. But Rebecca was not willing to take this defeat lying down and she puts in all her energy to avenge her humiliation at the hands of the father-daughter duo.
Madison played by Joanne Jansen and Rebecca played by Sierra Woolridge complement each other quite well in this cat and mouse game of wits and treachery. The visuals in 'Deadly House Call' keep the audience on the edge of their seats. Despite its ordinary setting, the storyline is characterized by unexpected twists and turns. While not a real story, the theme of the movie seems to be inspired by real-life incidents where medical staff have married elderly men for money, or worse, killed them in their own homes.
If you are a fan of the suspense thriller genre, then you may want to check this offering from Lifetime out. While it is no 'Knives Out' competitor, it holds enough punch to make it to your watch list.