Not really a horror film, more a thriller, "Right at Your Door" does have enough horrific elements to almost qualify it for the genre. It also has a "Twilight Zone"-style ironic twist ending that more or less qualifies it for our genre – and a horror-level low budget.
Cochrane plays a yuppie in Los Angeles who starts his day as he usually does, waking up, getting coffee and kissing his wife goodbye. Suddenly, the radio starts blasting news of a dirty bomb that has gone off in downtown – where his wife was heading.
The first act of the film is intense, with Cochrane racing through the streets of Los Angeles trying to get to his wife. He realizes something is seriously wrong when cops in gas masks shoot someone that stumbles out of an ash-covered car.
The film is for the most part set inside our everyman's house, where he has sealed himself off from the outside world with the help of the neighbor's handyman who is holing up with him. Things get complicated, however, when his wife (McCormack) shows up with a child and her husband can't let either of them because they were contaminated by the bomb.
The film drags quite a bit during its second act, bogged down by its low, low budget. But the film features good performances and director Gorack manages to deliver plenty of tension, especially in scenes that feature the gas-masked, Gestapo-like police.
The film made some buzz on the festival circuit before heading straight to DVD in 2008. All in all, a worthwhile rental, but not really horror, more like extended reality-based "Twilight Zone."