Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Lifetime Horror Film Will Feature White Psycho Killer Couple Terrorizing Black Widow with Autistic Kid


Here’s a new twist on Lifetime films.

That’s Lifetime, home of insipid romance and kidnap movies.

Now they’ve got talented actor Boris Kodjoe in his directing debut with a thriller called “Safe Space,” coming in 2022.

Drea DeMatteo of “The Sopranos” fame and MacKenzie Astin (great actor, brother of Sean) will play psycho killers who terrorize a Black family with an autistic son. Sounds like fun!

The crazy couple forces Kodjoe’s real life wife, actress Ari Parker, and real life autistic actor Nik Sanchez, into a panic room where they “must use all of their strength and intelligence to outsmart the intruders to save themselves.” Sanchez’s character has inadvertently recorded the couple murdering their next door neighbor, so now his recently widowed mom, Parker, has to protect him from them.

Nneka Gerstle wrote the script. This should do a lot for race relations, right? But’s a Lifetime movie, so you know Drea and Matteo will be violently killed by Parker in the, frightening minutes. Mom and son will hug, and move to a mansion.

I can’t wait for the Will Ferrell-Kristen Wiig parody of “Safe Space.” Maybe they can do it on “SNL.”


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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