Once upon a time - in the heart of the 20th century - there was a remote and secretive colony ensconced within central Chile from which nobody could escape...while Colonia Dignidad was known for its sweet honey, surrounding communities whispered of numerous, rumored atrocities committed within the reinforced boundaries of the commune. Conceived and tyrannically run by former Nazi Paul Schäfer, Colonia's covert activities ranged from politically sanctioned torture - on behalf of Augusto Pinochet's military dictatorship - to Schäfer's personally orchestrated crimes against the children of Colonia. Inspired by a reported case, THE WOLF HOUSE testifies on behalf of semi-fictionalized Colonia captive Maria, a young German girl punished for releasing two beloved pigs. Maria escapes with her 'children' and finds false refuge within a supernaturally sentient house with the capacity to betray Colonia Dignidad's infamous legacy.Written by
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Positive: The production crew spent a lot of time focused on their stop motion animation with confusing but interesting results.
Negatives: The storyline is very obscure. Is it a horror adaptation using fairy tales such as The Three Little Pigs; Little Red Riding Hood; Hansel & Gretel as the vehicle? Or, is it about Paul Schafer's commune in Chili where mistreatment of followers & extreme illegal activities took place? Read a wiki review of his activities. The explanation booklet (and one is needed) was red colored font on light red background; very difficult to read - dumb, and shows a further lack of caring for the viewers. The special features where they talk about the film was entirely on filming technique and not explaining the story. If Shafer's horrific activities were the main plot point it would have been far more impactful, interesting & informative to simply document his life.
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