Friday, October 14, 2016

A HOUSE IS NOT A HOME (Deinstitutionalized DVD)

I'm not going to spend too much time on A House Is Not A Home. The production quality is just  too pretty. No atmosphere for a movie that is supposed to be dark and scary. It’s actually very light in terms of shooting, and that makes it difficult to take serious, especially as an independent release that has the ability to use it's lack of budget as an excuse for feeling raw or even overly dark. It's just the opposite and that destroys anything the film tries to create.

The cast overacts and some of this dialogue draws the parallel between addiction and the supernatural elements in the film too direct to be believed.  You basically spend the entire movie with the subtext being rundown your throat.

 There’s a particular strong bit of “phantom” writing in red/blood early on that looks quite good, but that’s about as good as it gets. The effects do not stand out otherwise.

While I don't want to outright say that the movie is without redeeming value, you might find value in seeing what Richard Grieco has been up to (or the assorted other B listers whose faces on the cover).

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From Deinstitionalized:

Ben and Linda Williams move their family to a new town and into a dream home as a last ditch effort to save their troubled marriage. Despite the good intentions, none of the family members can shake the feeling that something isn't quite right in their new home. Their unimaginable fears are realized when things inside the house take a supernatural and sinister turn. Ben and his family flee for their lives, but it's too late. An ancient evil traps the family in the house's ever-changing labyrinth. The Williams must come together as never before to fight for their family, their lives and to escape an evil more powerful and evil than they could ever imagine. Stellar performances by Richard Grieco (21 Jump Street), Bill Cobbs (A Night at the Museum), Aurora Perrineau (Jem and the Holograms, Equals), Eddie Steeples (My Name is Earl), Gerald Webb (Marvel's Agent Carter, Battle of Los Angeles), Melvin Gregg (vine celebrity 3.7 million followers) and Emmy winner Diahnna Nicole Baxter (Scandal, Trueblood) anchor the audience to their seats making them feel the family's terror.


Director/Producer/Cast Commentary Track, Behind the Scenes Footage, Interviews.

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