6.1/10
6,687
45 user 74 critic

The Seasoning House (2012)

Trailer
1:53 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Video

The Seasoning House: where young girls are prostituted to the military. An orphaned deaf mute is enslaved to care for them. She moves between the walls and crawlspaces, showing the little kindnesses when she can. When fate brings the men that murdered her family and the reason she ended up in the whore house, a chain of events begins that will end her captivity, free the girls still alive in the ... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews
2 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Vile (2011)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A group of friends stop to pick up a hitchhiking woman only to end up getting drugged by her with a gas. They awaken to find that vials have been implanted in the base of their skulls - ... See full summary »

Director: Taylor Sheridan
Stars: Eric Jay Beck, April Matson, Akeem Smith
Contracted (2013)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A young girl contracts what she thinks is a sexually-transmitted disease - but is actually something much worse.

Director: Eric England
Stars: Najarra Townsend, Caroline Williams, Alice Macdonald
American Mary (2012)
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The allure of easy money sends Mary Mason, a medical student, into the world of underground surgeries which ends up leaving more marks on her than her so called "freakish" clients.

Directors: Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska
Stars: Katharine Isabelle, Antonio Cupo, Tristan Risk
Chained I (2012)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Bob, a cab-driving serial killer who stalks his prey on the city streets alongside his reluctant protégé Tim, who must make a life or death choice between following in Bob's footsteps or breaking free from his captor.

Director: Jennifer Chambers Lynch
Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Eamon Farren, Evan Bird
Truth or Die II (2012)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Young British boys and girls travel to an isolated cabin after being promised a night of heavy partying. Instead of the fun they hoped for, they meet a killer out to reap vengeance on them for the death of his brother.

Director: Robert Heath
Stars: Tom Kane, Liam Boyle, Jack Gordon
The Den (2013)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

While studying the habits of web cam chat users from the apparent safety of her own home, a young woman's life begins to spiral out of control after witnessing a grisly murder online.

Director: Zachary Donohue
Stars: Melanie Papalia, David Schlachtenhaufen, Adam Shapiro
Howl I (2015)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

When passengers on a train are attacked by a creature, they must band together in order to survive until morning.

Director: Paul Hyett
Stars: Ed Speleers, Holly Weston, Shauna Macdonald
Hunger I (2009)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Hunger is a dark exploration into the breakdown of humanity. How far would you go to survive in the most extreme of circumstances? Five strangers awaken to find themselves trapped in an ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Hentges
Stars: Lori Heuring, Linden Ashby, Joe Egender
Starry Eyes (2014)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A hopeful young starlet uncovers the ominous origins of the Hollywood elite and enters into a deadly agreement in exchange for fame and fortune.

Directors: Kevin Kolsch, Dennis Widmyer
Stars: Alex Essoe, Amanda Fuller, Noah Segan
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Desperate to help her ailing brother, a young woman unknowingly agrees to compete in a deadly game of "Would You Rather," hosted by a sadistic aristocrat.

Director: David Guy Levy
Stars: Brittany Snow, June Squibb, Jeffrey Combs
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A young girl, chained in the basement of a sexual predator, escapes and turns the tables on her captor.

Director: José Manuel Cravioto
Stars: Tina Ivlev, Richard Tyson, Bianca Malinowski
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Sarah & Josh are married suburbanites. After a car accident, Sarah suffers blackouts & ends up pregnant though Josh is sterile. As her life spirals she hides a camera in her home & unlocks a horrific secret with far-reaching consequences.

Director: Paul Leyden
Stars: Jon Abrahams, Andrew Beckham, Jeanette Branch
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Angel
...
Goran
...
Viktor
...
Violeta
...
Alexa
...
Dimitri
Amanda Wass ...
Arijana
...
Branimar
...
Aleksander
Emma Britton ...
Samira
Katy Allen ...
Tatjana
Thomas Worthington ...
Vinko
Gina Abolins ...
Jasmina
...
Vanya
Fabiano De Souza Ramos ...
Dragan
Edit

Storyline

In 1996, in the Balkans, the population of a small town is slaughtered by a militia under the command of the inhuman Goran that abducts young girls for prostitution in a brothel owned by the cruel Viktor. The deaf Angel that witnessed the execution of her mother has a weird birth mark on the face and Viktor chooses her to housework; to put makeup and drug the girls for the clients; and cleaning them up after the brutal encounters. Angel also sneaks between the walls and ventilation ducts during the night. Angel befriends the girl Vanya that knows the language of the deaf. When Goran returns to the house with his men, Angel witnesses one of them raping and killing Vanya and she revenges her new friend killing the man. Now Goran and his men are hunting her down and she is trapped in the house. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Get out while you can.

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 June 2013 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

The Seasoning House  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

The movie takes place in 1996 yet the wad of money contains the redesigned 5 dollar bill which didn't come out to 2008. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A darkly tense revenge thriller, laced with a palpable sense of menace.
23 August 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In the directorial debut of special effects guru Paul Hyatt, young actress Rosie Day plays Angel, a deaf and mute girl who sees her family brutally murdered before she is dragged to the eponymous Seasoning House, where kidnapped girls are forced to into prostitution for soldiers of a bleak and senseless Balkan war. The first half of the film has a very dream-like quality to it, as Angel, who is enslaved to care for the prostituted girls, performs her daily routine of doping the victims, and then cleaning them up after they have suffered the soldiers often disturbingly brutal attentions. Hyatt has said he was heavily influenced by Pan's Labyrinth, and it certainly shows in this half as Angel silently wanders the seasoning house and we glimpse the world as she senses, or more accurately, doesn't sense it. But when ruthless soldier Goran, played by Sean Pertwee, and his men arrive on the scene, the same soldiers responsible for murdering Angel's family, she takes drastic action and the film swerves from darkly depressing, to a taut, tense and brutal game of cat and mouse. Rosie Day does well in the lead role, her character, subdued and distant in the beginning, shows signs of life as she recalls memories of her family, slowly bonds with one of the prostitutes who fortuitously knows sign language, and eventually comes to her aid as she suffers horrifically at the hands of one of Goran's men, the monstrous Ivan, while Goran himself is a fittingly cruel and tenacious main villain. The savage scenes of rape in the first half are offset by the brutal acts of revenge and survival in the second, each accompanied, as you would expect, by some great visual effects, but while the film is engaging throughout and comes to a satisfying conclusion, it felt slightly disjointed and meandered in places. However, that doesn't ever detract from the overall tone of the film, darkly foreboding and laced with a palpable sense of menace, it's a tense and disturbing ride.


37 of 54 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Misogynist exploitation for entertainment stubbzbewbs
Love the fact there was no nudity seph82
this kinda turned into a sadistic Home Alone in the second half... blairclaxton
Frightfest XIII JaesonX
Why didn't she dope up her friend? hhawkins-74227
THIS IS MUCH BETTER THAN ITS RATING orangedjf
Discuss The Seasoning House (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?