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Bloodbath in the House of Knives (2010)

Deceit, long kept secrets, and grisly murders surrounded in mystery - all this and more can be found in Bloodbath in the House of Knives. What starts as a harmless visit to a hypnosis ... See full summary »

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Anne Reiss ... Ivy
Joseph Michael ... Detective Bliss
Monica Moehring ... Violet
... Lawyer
... Nick Lemenza
... Hypnotist
... Vivian
Cedric Crouch ... Chief Adamson
Mike Walsh ... Elijah
Tim Moehring ... Bryan (as Tim Reaper)
Brandy Lee ... Penny
Dave Getzoff ... Police Deputy
Adam Maderia ... Edgar
Kurt Strouse ... John Cadell
Zach Meitzler ... Eric
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Deceit, long kept secrets, and grisly murders surrounded in mystery - all this and more can be found in Bloodbath in the House of Knives. What starts as a harmless visit to a hypnosis demonstration turns into a roller coaster ride filled with dead bodies that start to pile up around poor Ivy. What can be the true meaning of all this? Who would be capable of such crimes? Could it have anything to do with Ivy's past relationship with sleazy pornographer and drug dealer Nick Lemenza and the secret he's been holding over her head? Maybe it has something to do with her sister Violet, and what really is their current relationship? What about the Hypnotist who started this whole mess? Does he have something to do with it? What does Ivy's lawyer Mr. Delgardo make of it all? Or will he soon end up in a body bag like so many others have? Join Ivy and her ever dwindling group of friends and family members as she realizes she is on a terrible journey that won't end! Or, will it finally end, but ... Written by Damien Colletti and Cedric Crouch

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Conrad Brooks was originally cast to play the role of Chief Adamson in the film. But due to health issues at the time Conrad was unable to and producer Cedric Crouch took his place. See more »

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Nick Lemenza: [laughs] A fucking cop. Well that explains everything. It has been a while since I made my last, payoff. Please, have a seat.
Detective Bliss: No thanks. You lie with the dogs, you tend to get flees.
Nick Lemenza: Well, it beats sleeping with the fish no?
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Burn the Dead
Written and Performed by Korr
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Homemade movie with a script
30 August 2012 | by See all my reviews

In the intro, a girl in a nightgown has her throat slashed by some guy dressed in black. If that weren't enough, he proceeds to stab her privates repeatedly.

Next we meet a girl who gets creepy phone calls. Her family takes her to see a hypnotist show. The hypnotized audience member goes nuts and kills her dad. The girl had something to do with some mobster. The police investigate. Meanwhile, the killer kills two more people or so. The girl gets all the support from her sister. In the end, we find out who the killer is and it's a neat surprise.

There isn't any bloodbath in this movie, and I'm not sure what the "house of knives" is supposed to refer to. I guess it's meant to be a reference to movies from decades ago. But it has nothing to do with the story.

Let's be frank here. This movie is nothing but a homemade movie with a long and boring script. No one can act, lighting is terrible for the most part- shining one or two lights directly at actors just creates a whole lot of awful reflections and shadows; while the director knows where the place a camera, he doesn't know how to direct the movements of his "actors." There is no sense whatsoever of dread or terror. And the killer's body type bears no resemblance to the person who turns out to be the killer.

The positives of this movie include good sound and music, some good special effects, attractive actresses, a bit of nudity, and the twist at the end.

Bloodbath has a script that's too ambitious. Rather than long dialogue by people who can't act, why not give us more killings, more "action"? Clearly the folks behind this movie weren't aware of their own limitations and took themselves a bit too serious.


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