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Chain Reaction (2006)

R | | Horror | Video 4 April 2006
A group of convicts and a doctor seek refuge from the authorities in a lodge deep in the wood, but the weird inhabitants are not friendly.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Douglas Madsen
Martina Ittenbach ... Alice
Simon Newby ... Arthur Palmer
Luca Maric ... Spence Palmer
Mehmet Yilmaz ... Vincenzo Tomassi
... Stephen Nix
... Paul Anderson
Daryl Jackson ... Jimmy
Wolfgang Müller ... George (as Wolfgang Mueller)
James Matthews-Pyecka ... Shawn
... Joseph (as Klaus Muenster)
Gerhard Jilka ... Phillip
Harald Pucher ... Wallace
Lisa Sachsenweger ... Karen
Gunter Bender ... Ron (as Gunther Bender)
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A prison bus with over a dozen criminals on board has an accident and rams another car, in which Dr. Douglas Madsen was on his way home. Most of the prisoners die. Four of them survive, one of them severely injured. After having killed all the guards, they head for the woods. They take Dr. Douglas Madsen hostage. Suddenly a huge house appears in the middle of the woods. The leader of the group, Arthur, emphasizes that he will kill Douglas and every single member of the "family" if his wounded brother would die. Meanwhile some members of the family show strange behavior, and very soon mayhem breaks loose. Written by gn

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For the undead...there's no place like home

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Rated R for strong bloody violence/gore and pervasive language | See all certifications »
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4 April 2006 (Germany)  »

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House of Blood  »

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€1,000,000 (estimated)
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Director Olaf Ittenbach makes a cameo as a prisoner at the end. See more »

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References Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969) See more »

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Written by [Music and Lyrics] Franz Seifert, Markus Sternagel, Chris Heck, Thomas Reitmair
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This will please Gorehounds
2 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

Loads of gore, decent effects and unintentionally funny characters made this film just makes it bearable. I had to watch this in 3 different sittings and maybe that's the best way to see it without becoming tired of the story.

There are events that set off a chain reaction and sets a series of events into motion.

House of Blood (called Chain Reaction on the IMDb) is really a pretty terrible movie in many respects. Christopher Kriesa is not that bad an actor, but the rest of the cast is pretty bad (except for what is basically a cameo from Jurgen Prochnow). I think the movie was shot in Germany. The gore effects are pretty bloody for the most part and some are pretty good.

Others are not, especially the make-up work. We're left in the end with a lot of important unanswered questions. The whole "chain reaction" aspect and other parts of the writing are pretty poor.

House of Blood is pretty poor and I'd only suggest a rental if you want something to make fun of or are that desperate for gore effects (lots of the red stuff flows). Thou renteth at thine own peril!


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