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House of Bad (2013)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 18 May 2013 (USA)
Three sisters on the run with a suitcase full of stolen heroin hide out in their childhood home, which is haunted by the ghosts of their parents.

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Jim Towns
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Cast

Credited cast:
Heather L. Tyler ... Teig
Sadie Katz ... Sirah
Cheryl Bonty Cheryl Bonty ... Lily (as Cheryl Sands)
Lisamarie Costabile ... Danielle
Clint Jung ... Tommy
Julia Putnam Julia Putnam ... Young Teig
Jim Falkenstein Jim Falkenstein ... Greif
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Madison Wenn Madison Wenn ... Young Sirah
Orenda Velvet Wurth Orenda Velvet Wurth ... Unborn child
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Three sisters on the run with a suitcase full of stolen heroin hide out in their childhood home, which is haunted by the ghosts of their parents.

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They say you can never go home again...

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Horror | Thriller

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sinister House See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$150,000 (estimated)
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Shadow Kamera Films See more »
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Dolby

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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The story was originally conceived in 2009 by Jim Towns as a black box theater play, with the three girl characters all painted white and wearing Kabuki masks. See more »

Quotes

Sirah: It's so easy for you, isn't it? You get to decide who deserves to live and who deserves to die?
Teig: It's getting easier.
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"Big Red" was producer Scott Frazelle's truck used in the filming. "Charlie" was the film's canine mascot. See more »

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Surprisingly good
6 December 2014 | by TdSmth5See all my reviews

A girl is sleeping with a guy. When he falls asleep she grabs a suitcase and leaves. She meets up with two other girls and they drive to a house. The house is familiar to them. Teig who is the girl in charge collects their cell phones and announces that they will stay there for two weeks until no one is looking for them anymore. Little by little we learn what is going on.

Teig and Sirah are sisters. Lily is their half sister. Teig was imprisoned, Sirah is a stripper and Lily is a junkie. By stealing the case full of drugs they hope to make a new life for themselves in Mexico. The house is their childhood home. As Teig gets more abusive Lily can't resist the temptation of a case full of drugs and Sirah in secret sends a text message to someone.

But there's something else going on. The girls start having visions and seeing things that occurred in the past. When Teig and Sirah were little, their mom was pregnant. At some point she admitted to her husband that the kid was someone else's. Meanwhile he was cheating on her with another woman. The husband lost it. When things went wrong with her pregnancy he offered no help. And for some reason he ended up locking little Teig in the basement. Now all that pain and suffering is coming back to haunt the girls.

House of Bad is a B action/horror thriller. It features excellent and confident direction and very good acting by the sexy girls. There's a bit of violence and nudity. The story is interesting because it combines the business of stealing the drugs and hiding with a bit of the supernatural. It does get somewhat boring as usually happens with psychological horror, especially when you confine people in a room or house for most of the movie. And the occasional shaky/floating camera-work gives this movie a cheaper look than it deserves because otherwise the movie looks good and bright. Fortunately it stays away from night and rain and the usual gimmicks for the most part. House of Bad is a success for a low budget movie.


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