A Blind Terror

Mae Whitman in Enemy Within (2007)

Amy Tolliver (Mae Whitman) not only has to contend with having gone blind recently but also her boyfriend David (Matthew Smalley) being over protective. But whilst staying at her grandmother's things take a turn for the worst as Amy finds herself home alone as David goes out for supplies on the night that some convicts escape from a prison bus. With one of them, Roy (Jason Gray-Stanford), breaking in to her grandmother's home Amy must use all her wits to try and survive the night.

Let me get the important thing out of the way with first and that is whilst "Enemy Within" is an entertaining made for TV thriller which does a surprising decent job of drawing you in, it is nothing special. It is nothing special because the whole storyline of a blind person having to use their wits against someone who has entered their home has been done a few times and so there is a certain amount of familiarity to it. In truth when it isn't delivering familiar elements it is also telegraphing things so you can guess where certain scenes are going within seconds of them starting.

Jason Gray-Stanford in Enemy Within (2007)

But whilst "Enemy Within" certainly doesn't break new ground when it comes to originality it is effective. And one of the things it is effective in doing is making you think about is how you would cope if you hadn't long been with out sight. I am not on about the extreme circumstance of surviving an escaped convict but everything from wanting not to succumb to using a stick to dealing with loved ones over protective nature. But what it also does, and credit to Mae Whitman for this, it brings that fear of living in the dark and dealing with the things your heightened senses pick up on such as the unexpected click of a light switch or a different smell.

What this all boils down to is that whilst "Enemy Within" is nothing out of the ordinary it is an effective made for TV thriller which does a surprisingly decent job of making you think about how you would cope in general with the loss of your sight.

Movie Recommendations

In the Dark

In the Dark (2013)

Ali (Elisabeth Röhm) was happily married with a young daughter until the ni ...

Who Killed My Husband?

Who Killed My Husband? (2016)

Dt. Douglas Howell (Jim Thorburn) having not long been reminded by his wife ...

Unwanted Guest

Unwanted Guest (2016)

With her parents away on business in Europe, college student, Amy (Kate Man ...

Evidence of Truth

Evidence of Truth (2016)

Ever since forensic investigator Renee (Andrea Roth) got together with Jack ...

Amber Alert

Amber Alert (2016)

Amber (Alaina Huffman) is good as her job as a detective even if she does b ...

A Housekeeper

A Housekeeper's Revenge (2016)

After finishing with boyfriend Ben (Tom Maden), Laura Blackwell (Kathryn Ne ...

Hidden Truth

Hidden Truth (2016)

When Pace's (Brendan McCarthy) wife died he not only had people suspecting ...

Pretty Little Addict

Pretty Little Addict (2016)

When Jennifer Phillips' (Andrea Bowen) father dies it hits her hard and she ...

The Wrong Roommate

The Wrong Roommate (2016)

After calling time on her relationship with her cheating ex, Mark (William ...

Below the Surface

Below the Surface (2016)

Things are going well for diving instructor Cameron (Jenny Wade) as her boy ...

Newlywed and Dead

Newlywed and Dead (2016)

Despite not having known him long Kristen Ward (Shenae Grimes-Beech) finds ...

Twist of Fate

Twist of Fate (2016)

When Kelly (Cassie Steele) finds herself in an embarrassing car accident th ...

Penthouse North

Penthouse North (2013)

It was in Afghanistan covering the war that photographer Sarah (Michelle Mo ...

Mischief Night

Mischief Night (2013)

It's been nine year since the car accident in which her mother was killed a ...

Devil May Call

Devil May Call (2013)

Having dealt with plenty of turmoil in her life Sam (Corri English) is a co ...

Follow The Movie Scene

Follow The Movie Scene on Twitter Like The Movie Scene on facebook Join The Movie Scene on Gplus Subscribe to The Movie Scene's RSS