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House of Good and Evil (2013)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 1 October 2013 (USA)
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After a family tragedy in the chaotic city, Chris and Maggie Conley, in a last-ditch effort to save their dying marriage, purchase an isolated home in the deepest woods, to which they quickly discover evil has a key.

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Blu de Golyer
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Credited cast:
Rae Olivier ... Maggie Conley (as Rachel Marie Lewis)
Christian Oliver ... Chris Conley
Marietta Marich Marietta Marich ... Mrs. Anderson
Jordan Rhodes ... Mr. Anderson
Rob Neukirch Rob Neukirch ... Rob Bradley
Bo Keister ... Sheriff Hanituski
Blu de Golyer ... Deputy Gardner
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jason Gallimore Jason Gallimore ... CSI Tech
Cyndi Keister Cyndi Keister ... Deputy
David Larsen David Larsen ... The Woodsman
Linda Motley Linda Motley ... Coroner
Melodie Pogue Melodie Pogue ... Deputy Coroner
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The firefighter Chris Conley buys an isolated old house in the middle of nowhere with neither telephone nor electricity and moves with his estranged wife Maggie expecting to save their marriage and restart a new life. A few months ago, Maggie was pregnant and lost her baby of eight months when Chris pushed her during an argument. The real estate agent Rob Bradley explains that the house is split in two and Maggie and Chris will need to share the space with the tenants Mr. and Mrs. Anderson for at least one more month when the old couple will leave the house. Chris finds a job in the nearest town and leaves the unstable Maggie alone to unpack and decorate the house. Maggie overhears a telephone and weird noises in the house and soon she meets Mrs. Anderson and learns that Mr. Anderson is an abusive husband like she believes Chris is. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Descente aux enfers See more »

Filming Locations:

Baltimore, Maryland, USA See more »

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Budget:

$65,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$560,000, 4 May 2014
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The Process of Madness
4 January 2014 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The firefighter Chris Conley (Christian Oliver) buys an isolated old house in the middle of nowhere with neither telephone nor electricity and moves with his estranged wife Maggie (Rachel Marie Lewis) expecting to save their marriage and restart a new life. A few months ago, Maggie was pregnant and lost her baby of eight months when Chris pushed her during an argument. The real estate agent Rob Bradley (Rob Neukirch) explains that the house is split in two and Maggie and Chris will need to share the space with the tenants Mr. and Mrs. Anderson (Jordan Rhodes and Marietta Marich) for at least one more month when the old couple will leave the house.

Chris finds a job in the nearest town and leaves the unstable Maggie alone to unpack and decorate the house. Maggie overhears a telephone and weird noises in the house and soon she meets Mrs. Anderson and learns that Mr. Anderson is an abusive husband like she believes Chris is.

"House of Good and Evil" is a low-budget movie showing the process of madness developed in slow pace and a predictable conclusion. The development of the relationship between Maggie and Chris in the beginning is weak and the madness process of Maggie is obvious. The story takes place in the present days and it is weird that an urban couple moves to a decrepit house without the modern facilities – electric power, telephone, Internet and gas - to begin a new life with the husband needing to travel and leave his wife alone. Last but not the least, I had great expectations with this movie since it has been recommended by a friend of mine and probably it increased my deception. My vote is five.

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