Dark House (2014) – Review, Rating and Synopsis

Dark House (2014) - Review, Rating and Synopsis

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  • Release Date:  2014
  • Genre:  Devil & Demon & Hell
  • Cast and crew: Luke Kleintank, Alex McKenna, Anthony Rey, Zack Ward, Lacey Anzelc, Ethan S. Smith, Lesley-Anne Down, Tobin Bell, Charles Agron, Tonya Carter, Brandon Smith, Daniel Ross Owens, Max Gail, Patricia Belcher, Tony Sanford
  • Director:  Victor Salva
  • Screenwriter:  Charles Agron, Victor Salva
Dark House (2014) Rating:
  • Dylan = 5 / 10;
  • Eloise = 7 / 10;
  • Raoul = 7 / 10;
  • IMDb = 4.8 / 10;
  • Rotten Tomatoes = 0.9 / 10;

Dark House (2014) Synopsis:

On the verge of his 23rd birthday, Nick learns from his mum’s will that he is the owner of a mysterious house. Without hesitation, he goes with his girlfriend and best friend to investigate his new property.

 Dark House (2014)Review:

This new release, by the director of the two Jeepers Creepers movies, was long-awaited by the horror community, and luckily for us, it was worth the wait.

At first, I was a bit unconvinced by the trailer, and then the rating on IMDb really scared me…but once again, what I was thinking to be another repetitive and boring haunted house flick turned out to be a great story. Of course, it is far from a perfect movie and the story is filled with aberrations, but they can be forgotten is your focus on the very entertaining nature of the story and on a lot of great ideas and cool story twists that the movie packs. Somehow, Dark House even reminded me of the brilliant Cabin in the Woods at times, without the comedy and parody aspect (and without ever being THAT good of course…).

Like in the latter, the movie starts slowly by letting you think that you’re in for another of these haunted house “clichés” movie, and really the first third of the movie does this so well that it gets really boring. But keep going, because half-way through the movie you find yourself strangely captivated by it all. The acting is pretty bad, I give that to you, but the monsters/ghosts are very cool. The movie dared to use practical effects over CGI, something that ends up being a great choice since it makes the final graphic scenes look really neat.

Definitely one of my 2014’s best watches…

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