The Good Son
Thinking that the atmosphere at his uncle Wallace’s house in Maine, especially with his young cousins Henry and Connie, will help Mark recover after his mother’s passing, his father Jack takes him there before embarking on a two-week business trip to Tokyo. At first Mark and Henry seem to hit it off, until Mark notices Henry’s fascination with death, even suspecting that he may have drowned his baby brother Richard, and has plans to kill Connie…
The Good Son
Production Year: 1993
July 30, 2013 23:00 (KSA) ~ July 30, 2013 22:00 (CLT)
Thinking that the atmosphere at his uncle Wallace(Daniel Hugh Kelly)’s house in Maine, especially with his young cousins Henry (Macaulay Culkin) and Connie (Quinn Culkin), will help Mark (Elijah Wood) recover after his mother Janice (Ashley Crowe)’s passing, his father Jack (David Morse) takes him there before embarking on a two-week business trip to Tokyo.
At first Mark and Henry seem to hit it off. Up until Mark notices Henry’s fascination with death, even suspecting that he may have drowned his baby brother Richard. Henry threatens Mark to never tell, as his games get darker and more psychotic; such as while demonstrating his crossbow he shoots and kills the neighbor’s dog, and likewise when Henry takes Mark to a highway overpass to play a game he calls ‘Mr. Dummy’ before he throws an effigy with a rope around its neck in the face of the oncoming highway traffic causing a 10-car pileup.
Henry then insinuates he has plans to kill Connie, which his mother Susan (Wendy Crewson) is reluctant to believe at first, but then Henry takes Connie ice-skating and pushes her over the thin ice where she falls through and almost drowns. Interrupting his plans to get rid of Connie, Henry tells Mark that his own mother, Susan, may be a more fitting target…
- Macaulay Culkin as Henry Evans
- Elijah Wood as Mark Evans
- Wendy Crewson as Susan Evans
- Quinn Culkin as Connie Evans
- Daniel Hugh Kelly as Uncle Wallace Evans
- David Morse as Jack Evans
- Jacqueline Brookes as Alice Davenport
- Ashley Crowe as Janice Evans
Directed by: Joseph Ruben
Rating: R for acts of violence and terror involving a disturbed child.