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At the Devil's Door (2014)

Home (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | 8 August 2014 (USA)
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A real-estate agent finds herself caught up in something sinister when she has to sell a house with a dark past and meets the troubled teen who used to live there.

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Nicholas McCarthy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ashley Rickards ... Hannah
Nick Eversman ... Calvin
Michael Massee ... Uncle Mike
Mark Steger ... Thin Man
Catalina Sandino Moreno ... Leigh
Naya Rivera ... Vera
Wyatt Russell ... Sam
Daniel Roebuck ... Chuck
Jan Broberg ... Royanna
Arshad Aslam ... Seth
Kelsey Heller Kelsey Heller ... Young Lori
Kent Faulcon ... Davis
Bresha Webb ... Becky
Assaf Cohen ... Dr. Aranda
Shaun O'Hagan ... Detective
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When ambitious young real estate agent Leigh is asked to sell a house with a checkered past, she crosses paths with a disturbed girl whom she believes is the runaway daughter of the couple selling the property. When Leigh tries to intervene and help her, she becomes entangled with a supernatural force that soon pulls Leigh's artist sister Vera into its web - and has sinister plans for both of them. Written by Production

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It's looking for a home.

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Horror

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 August 2014 (USA) See more »

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At the Devil's Door See more »

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The title was originally titled "Home". See more »

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Shortly after Leigh visits her sister Vera, Leigh gets in her car to leave. When she locks the car door you can hear the locks engaging but the passenger door lock does not move down into the "locked" position. See more »

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Written by Oliver Kirk, Kacee Heidt and Benjamin Tamblyn-Morrow
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Home with a dark past
9 June 2018 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Saw 'Home', being fond of horror regardless of budget (even if not my favourite genre) and being intrigued by the idea which was reasonably different when it comes to recent viewings of horror. Being behind on my film watching and reviewing, with a long to watch and review list that keeps getting longer, it took me a while to get round to watching and reviewing it.

Giving 'Home' a fair chance with being interest and apprehension, it turned out to be far better than expected. Won't say that 'Home' is a great film because it isn't and the potential, while not wasted, is not fully lived up to. Considering the large number of films seen recently being mediocre and less and wasting potential, was expecting worse and was relieved that while wanting in a fair few areas it was actually one of my better recent low-budget viewings.

Starting with the positives, generally the production values could have been much worse. There is a real sense of eeriness, foreboding and a decently stylish atmosphere, and it makes the most of the confined and at times effectively claustrophobic setting. The music is also suitably haunting and manages to not be too intrusive, likewise with the sound not being too obvious (a bugbear of mine with low-budget viewings recently).

There is tension, suspense and genuine creepiness. The acting is better than average, with the three leads carrying the film pretty decently.

Would have liked however more tension and suspense and for some of the scares to be more creative and less trying-too-hard to the point of cheesiness. The dialogue is cheesy and awkward generally.

Found that the story could have been executed better too. Too many parts are uneventful, the narrative structure is not always coherent and it can feel padded, not to mention an ending that perplexes in its anti-climactic and muddled convolution. There are exceptions to the better than expected production values, the effects are shoddy and the editing could have been tighter.

Overall, better than expected but didn't blow me away. 5/10 Bethany Cox


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