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House of Thaddeus (2013)

HOUSE OF THADDEUS is a drama about the reality of living in a place with a dark past. A couple buys a beautiful old house not knowing its troubled history -- one that includes mass murder ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Boedicker

Writers:

Michael Boedicker, William Kephart (as William L. Kephart)
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Joi Hoffsommer Joi Hoffsommer ... Claire
William Kephart William Kephart ... Tom (as William L. Kephart)
Gary Gardner Gary Gardner ... Prescott
Barbara Evans Barbara Evans ... Lily
Julia Megan Sullivan ... Jacy
Steven M. Keen Steven M. Keen ... Victor
Mike Trippiedi Mike Trippiedi ... Marcus
Gary Ambler Gary Ambler ... Therapist
Peter A. Davis Peter A. Davis ... Lawyer (as Peter Davis)
Andrew Peters Andrew Peters ... Doctor
Ron McDaniel Ron McDaniel ... Symphony Director
Greg Trumbold Greg Trumbold ... News Anchor
Michael Morgan Michael Morgan ... Teacher / additional party guest
Ian Williams Ian Williams ... Pizza Guy
Carolyn Kodes-Atkinson Carolyn Kodes-Atkinson ... Journalist
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HOUSE OF THADDEUS is a drama about the reality of living in a place with a dark past. A couple buys a beautiful old house not knowing its troubled history -- one that includes mass murder and enigmatic residents. When word gets out that the house is again occupied, strangers start arriving unannounced -- all of whom want or need something from the house. The wife welcomes these visitors but the husband rejects them, leading to a deep division in their marriage and ending with a disturbing revelation. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

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A Most Unusual and Intelligent Horror Film
7 May 2017 | by marshallfgSee all my reviews

This movie covers several issues: a couple moving into a house being unaware of it's dark past, a couple becoming increasingly divided by their differences in beliefs and priorities, and a woman's struggle to recover a sense of meaning and purpose in her life after being uprooted and suffering a disabling injury as her career was taking off.

One thing I liked immediately is that the movie avoided most of the standard horror movie clichés, like the requisite dark and stormy night, the creepy music, etc. I also liked that this story could be interpreted on more than one level - as a horror story of sorts, a murder mystery, or as a psychological exploration of the power of belief.

The film was extremely well-written. at times humorous, and the acting was wholly believable. The story was complex and kept me riveted throughout. There was enough mystery in the backstory to keep me wondering. The toll that the house exacted on a marriage was indeed tragic but, unlike the equally excellent and similar "Exhibit A", was made more heartbreaking by its less than certain conclusion.


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English

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August 2013 (USA) See more »

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