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House (2008/Lionsgate DVD)


Picture: C†††† Sound: C+†††† Extras: D†††† Feature: D



There is nothing more annoying then a bait-and-switch release, especially when it is as sneaky as Robby Hensonís House (2008), another bad would-be haunted house flick with no point.However, the real boring surprise is that co-writers Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker have written a Horror tale that is more about getting people to read a Christian Bible than even being a genre work.That is condescending, ignorant and shows a real lack of pride on just about all involved.


Michael Madsen even shows up, but it is the equivalent of having Madsen show up on The 700 Club or something as equally dogmatic and obnoxious.Running 88 minutes, it seems much longer and is a truly embarrassing exercise that starts flat and just gets worse and worse.Avoid at all costs, especially when it feels like a new version/variation of Torture Porn.


The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 digital High Definition image is very soft, weak, badly shot and has all kinds of detail and color issues throughout.The phony video look is very difficult and trying to view.The Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo mixes are also flat and not very imaginative, with some audio sounding like bad location recording.There are no extras, though they offer a downloadable discussion guide, beware of spyware!



-†† Nicholas Sheffo


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