House of Salem
House of Salem
A group of kidnappers become a child's unlikely protectors after discovering they have unwittingly been set up to take part in a satanic ritual. As they begin to uncover the truth of the house they find themselves trapped, they must battle demonic forces and uncover a legacy of over a hundred years of murder in the name of the Devil.
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I saw this at London FrightFest 2016. The best thing I can say is that it's ambitious. My initial thought when it finished was that everyone's got to start somewhere - and that everyone involved can only get better. I was surprised to see that the writer/director has so many short movies under his belt. It would be interesting to view those to see if he has become a better filmmaker with each one...<br/><br/>I'd love for the writer/director to compare his movie to one that he admires that is of the same genre and scale - and to tell us his thoughts. Read More
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The scariest thing about this movie is the opening and closing credits. They certainly give you the impression that the 100 or so minute movie that comes in between must be something pretty frightening. Sadly, it is not. Instead it is filled with wooden acting, a convoluted plot and a lot of improbable plot points. That's a pity because at the heart of this movie is a promising concept - not wholly original, but promising.<br/><br/>I know nothing about the people who made this film, but it's pretty obvious that they were not part of a major production company. In fact, you get the distinct impression that everyone involved with this is just learning their craft, whether they be the actors, writers, director, special effects guys and so on. If that is the case, then I am prepared to say that this was a good start and wish all involved well for the future. If that is NOT the case then I can only hope that the participants in this have another career to fall back on.<br/><br/>If you have any family members involved in this then by all means watch it and support them. If you don't have any friends or family involved then don't waste your time. Read More