Carter (Kirk McKenzie) is a drifter who was originally just passing
through a small and peaceful village in Oregon, USA, when he happens upon
Alex (Kurk Kasparian) in a bar, and the two hit it off with one another
from the get-go, have a few (too many) drinks, smoke some weed, and only
when they're totally wasted does Carter remember he has forgotten to take
care of a place to stay for the night, and in the state he's presently in,
nobody would admit him ... but Alex is quick to offer him the couch in his
house, which Carter gladly accepts. In the coming days, Carter hangs out
with Alex a lot, not only because Alex seems to always have weed and
Alex's dad (Jeb Livingston) is the sheriff of town and thus turns a blind
eye at his son's shenanigans, but also because they both enjoy one
another's company and have a lot in common. Thing is, Alex's wife Kayla
(Kat Wondergloom) is not too happy about their houseguest ... but that
might have to do with the fact that she's secretly bored by Alex and feels
drawn to Carter, and when he makes a pass on her ...
Around the time of
Carter's arrival, another drifter has hit town, Joey (Mike Wills), but
he's the complete opposite of Carter, he's a sadistic criminal with an
itchy trigger finger plagued by rage and frustration over the boring
shithole of a village he finds himself in.
But he can't move on yet,
because it's no coincidence that he and Carter arrived in town on the same
day - and whatever the reason, it leads to disaster ...
Thy Neighbor is a stoner comedy and crime thriller rolled into one and
turned into a movie in just over half an hour playtime ... and it works
rather beautifully thanks to its very laid back pace (that almost makes
one feel being on weed), sprinkled by only the occasional outbreak of
violence that might seem incoherent at first but makes perfect sense when
everything's tied up in the film's resolution. And add to that a cast that
plays it straight and does not overdo the stoner bits, and you're in for a
pretty good little movie.