The 2011 horror thriller “The Resident” from Hammer Films was directed by Antti Jokinen with the screenplay written by Robert Orr. Starring: Hilary Swank, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Christopher Lee, Lee Pace, Michael Massee, Aunjanue Ellis, Penny Balfour, Kisha Sierra, Peggy Miley, Alexandria Morrow, Michael Showers, Cliff Gravel and Sandi K. Shelby.
There are thousands of women who live alone in New York City and Dr. Juliet Bremer (Hilary Swank) has just joined their ranks after deciding to leave her husband. After coming to terms with the challenge of finding an apartment, she answers an ad for what she believes to be the perfect place for her. Almost too spacious to believe, it comes complete with a spectacular view and a handsome landlord. Juliet is delighted by her good fortune and begins to settle into her new home.
But it doesn’t take long before Juliet’s comfort level begins to drop due to the strange feeling of a presence, like someone is in the apartment. Although the doors are locked and her windows are secured, she can’t shake the feeling that something is wrong.
Juliet talks to another doctor who works in the emergency room about her situation and even though her friend doesn’t seem to think anything is wrong, Juliet believes that she is being watched and is slowly becoming a nervous wreck. The mysterious encounters with August (Christopher Lee) and Max (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), her landlord are beginning to make her feel as though she is being stalked.
Trying to remain calm and logical, the strange events that are taking place all around her has her imagination running wild; is the apartment haunted or does someone have keys to the apartment. Juliet begins to think that there is a mystery here waiting to be solved. To help her discover if she is imagining things or if someone is really in the apartment, she installs a surveillance system programmed to record any movement inside the apartment.
But her worst fears are realized when the surveillance system reports that there were several recordings of movement inside her apartment while she was sleeping. With this discovery she finds herself battling the secrets that are lurking behind every wall and that her chance meetings with her landlord were not by coincidence at all. Trying not to believe what has been recorded, she finds herself in a battle for her life and her sanity. But will her discovery of the truth help in her fight for survival or will she be a victim of an evil obession?