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This isn't a horror movie; it's a drama. So if you are looking for
horror then look elsewhere.
"Three sisters . . . hide out in their childhood home, which is haunted by the ghosts of their parents." Sort of.
The ghosts are there but the movie suffers because of them. Without them this movie would be a drama about three sisters that have issues with each other and with the house. The ghosts do interact with the sisters but it is so minimal that they could have been easily cut out. I would've given it a 4/10 if they would have removed the ghosts and just called it a drama/thriller.
The drama is okay. After a few quick flashbacks you'll get the general idea of what's going on. After that the movie drags until it gets to the climax. The climax is actually pretty good but there are parts of it that are very very silly. There's something to see here if you are bored but that's about it.
I find it so hard to understand how can House of Bad be rated over 5
and even have positive reviews. This one is one of the most boring
films I've ever seen, goes hand in had with Black Rock (2012), another
movie with 3 girls, located in an isolated place, and then...something
goes terribly wrong.
Don't know which one is better to be honest, Black Rock had a little more action but this one delivers on nudity (a lot and quite nice) and some sort of tensioned moments. Sort of! Anyway, it is an independent movie, one that fits perfectly in its category, won't pull its head above, a simple and natural film. It will probably bore you to death, I am sorry to say it, but nothing really happens and when things start to move, they move with such a speed, you'll fall right asleep. If you have only 90 minutes to live, I'd recommend you to watch House of Bad in your final minutes, because one hour with this one seems like an eternity!
Had some expectations but it always fails to deliver. Gets a little close from time to time, but just walks right pass it, doesn't even bother to turn its head towards us. I'll recommend you "100 feet", that one is cheesy, but hey, a lot more fun than this one. Was quite the struggle to stay awake.
To begin with:
Heather L. Tyler: horrible, terrible acting! Hopefully I'll never see her in another movie again, unless, she pays for good acting lessons and comes back in a better movie and role, that gets her an Oscar or something acceptable.
Sadie Katz: amazingly fit and hot and a great job in such a terrible movie, so out of five on her acting I'll say is a four. Looking forward to see her again!
Cheryl Sands: good acting and potential future in the movie business.
Directors and writers, epic failure as director; writing it has to be less boring, remember is for a movie not for reading while commuting to work.
I really wanted to like this House of Mad, bad, boredom or whatever the title! This movie should have been 30 minutes shorter, I assure you even with all the screaming is a "doze off" sorry, I would recommend it to someone I dislike very much in order to ruin their evening!
By the way is time for fake reviews or people who don't know anything about movies to stay away from The Internet Movie Data Base.
Sure, you could go and spend x amount of your hard-earned dollars to go
and see the most recent blockbuster playing in an overcrowded theater
near you. That's your every right. But have you ever considered some of
those lesser known names? Some that aren't on the Hollywood A-list? You
know, one of those movies you come across on Netflix but won't watch
because you don't know who made it/stars in it? You might be surprised
what is out there. To which proves this little film. Shot in a mere 8
days with a budget which is a fraction of a typical blockbuster, House
of Bad focuses on three siblings returning to their elderly home after
one of the sisters steals a large suitcase filled with heroin from her
boyfriend. Little do they know, the house that was once their childhood
home, is now confronting the girls with a cruel past.
With a few eerie scenes, underlined by a great soundtrack (courtesy of Terry Huud) and several great suspense moments you could easily classify this as a thriller/mild horror. Yet the film has more to offer. The characters are well explained, with the family history as a central plot to the movie, you can find yourself caring for the characters. Director/co-writer Jim Towns clearly did a great job making this, especially considering the ridiculous small amount of time and money that was put into this.
If you get a chance to watch this, go for it. It's a great 1.36h ride.
4/5. Independent cinema. Done right.
Three girls, trapped in a house. Low budget. Predictable...
That's all I thought this movie would amount to at five minutes in... but was I ever wrong!
House of Bad is a tale of three sisters that steal a load of drugs from a respective boyfriend dealer, and seek to hide out in their childhood home while the heat cools down. They haven't been hiding out long when things start to go awry...
What I thought would inevitably break down into a cheap slasher/stalker movie quietly, surprisingly evolved into a well executed practice in good filmmaking. The story involved real characters in believable situations; the dialog was great and well-executed, the use of FX was sparse as to enhance the story, rather than supplant it, and the acting was flat-out good!
The budget was low, but the execution was great. There's a very cinematic feel to the picture, and a very good, timely score that doesn't hit you over the head for effect. You get the impression that this film didn't know it was low budget or independent, so it didn't pull any punches in fit and finish.
Possibly the best part of House of Bad is the surprising turns the story takes. This film really capitalizes on nuances and the behaviors of the human psyche, and goes places most films don't. Good pacing brings you to a great climax and the little touches of plot that sneak in at the end are haunting.
More thriller than horror, better than most, and really satisfying. Well done!
Bias out front. I know the director and I shot stills for this flick.
Having said that I wasn't on set and I didn't read he script or know
the story going into watching the film.
About 10 minutes in and I figured I knew what would play out and about 30 minutes in I had to change that assessment. By the time the movie ended I found myself glad that I was wrong both times.
It wasn't your typical "gotcha" flick that tries to waste your time with swelling music and false starts. Nor was it a simple heist/revenge story. There's more depth and character development than you get in a lot of movies these days.
I enjoyed the flick mostly because it was nice to see a truly low budget film, not some multi-million dollar "independent" film, keep my interest until the end. I tend to space out when a movie bores me or is too predicable and neither applies with "House of Bad".
Jim Townes did a great job here and I'm glad to have seen it. To explain my "6" rating. That's the "I Liked it" rating. 8 would have been one of my favorites and 10 would be a perfect movie. I only use multiples of 2 for my ratings. I'm not going to blow smoke because I think Jim is a great guy, I liked the film and rated it accordingly.
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