Synopsis from Scream Factory:
A young couple, settling into their new life in their spacious home, loses their newborn to a miscarriage. After the tragedy, Thao is inconsolable and won’t let her baby’s body leave the house. She soon begins suffering from terrifying visions and she slowly begins to lose her sanity. Her husband, Thanh, soon begins experiencing strange things around their home and when his wife turns on him, he must race to uncover the secrets of the house in the alley before they both lose their sanity…and their lives
This is a DVD release from Scream Factory. It looks good, but does not feature extras. Scream Factory often creates its own motives for releasing lesser known features. In this case a very successful picture from Vietnam with horror base needed a release on American soil to bring it's power to the states.
While I compare it in genre to Rosemary's Baby, please understand that this production isn't quite on the same plane as a big Hollywood feature produced by William Castle and it isn't about the anti-christ or pregnancy a la Satan. It's pacing is flawed at times, running slow and often the chaos is disjointing and a little confusing. The supernatural elements do fit in with many of familiar tropes and aesthetics from Asian Horror of the mid-thousands. Fans of baby horror, J-Horror and Asian supernatural thrillers need apply.
You can order House in the Alley now. Releases May 27th