Cinema’s Neighbors from Hell

The bro comedy is growing up. This weekend, Seth Rogen and company show us what happens when one couple’s domestic bliss is torn asunder by a wily and wild frat house that moves in next door. Our own Jason Bailey praised the film for “sharing a perspective that ages with [its] audience,” as Neighbors swaps the guy-and-his-bro buddy comedy trope for a guy and his wife (Rogen and Rose Byrne). The heads of the frat, played by Zac Efron and Dave Franco, supply an endless stream of nauseating, juvenile antics to keep everyone on their toes. Frat bros make for difficult neighbors, but they’re certainly not the worst we’ve seen in cinema. Here are ten other movie neighbors from hell.


Minnie and Roman Castevet in Rosemary’s Baby

Secret Satanists Minnie and Roman Castevet (Ruth Gordon and Sidney Blackmer) appear to be a harmless (albeit nosey) elderly couple, but their wicked schemes against neighbor Rosemary Woodhouse are anything but benign. The devil-worshiping duo lives an eccentric life at the Bramford apartment in New York City — a cover for the creepy cult they have pledged loyalty to. Minnie tricks Rosemary with tannis root, drugged chocolate mousse, and strange “health drinks” to make her a pliable victim for the daddy of all demons, Satan.