Jeffrey Dean Morgan
That said, I'm still surprised THE RESIDENT got sent straight to DVD, considering the fact that it stars multiple Oscar-winner, Hilary Swank, and up-and-coming leading man Jeffrey Dean Morgan. While it's nothing special, it's certainly no worse than something like the recent STEPFATHER remake. All in all, I'm surprised this wasn't picked up by one of the genre-heavy studios, like Lionsgate, Screen Gems or Dark Castle.
As it is, THE RESIDENT is probably good enough for hard-core horror fans, and it's a slick flick, with an obviously healthy budget. While the story is totally by-the-numbers, it's reasonably entertaining throughout. It also features a good, creepy performance from Morgan, who's mostly known for his recent action roles in WATCHMEN, and THE LOSERS. This is an interesting change of pace- it's just too bad he didn't have a better showcase for his talent. Hammer icon Christopher Lee also has a nice little role as Morgan's similarly insane Grandpa- which is just about the only Hammer nod you'll get here.