Supposedly it’s near impossible to review, but I’ll do my best to prepare you for House. I don’t think I’ve ever come across a film that so blatantly exposes every aspect of its objective as House does. Everything from the cliched crew of young teens, each with their own unique trait such as the sporty one or the good looking one, to its obvious attempts at immature humour or idiotic, yet hilarious punch lines. Combining comedy and horror in addition to nauseatingly psychedelic visuals, watching House you feel as if you’re taking hallucinogenic drugs. Just know when you’re about to view House that you are entering a realm of a murderous cat and a hungry piano, these quite possibly being the least bizarre.
When Oshare finds out that her father will be bringing his new girlfriend with them on their summer vacation, she decides to travel to her aunt’s home instead. Eventually bringing along all of her friends from school, the girls journey their way to the house. Once there, strange and confusing things begin to happen. As their stay becomes more and more suspicious, the girls begin disappearing one by one.
The horror doesn’t arrive until roughly the forty minute mark, but the set up to it is actually more troublesome than the intentional terror. Youthful banter, dizzying camera work, and the strangeness of it all is so disgustingly unpleasant you’ll want to look away. With the exception of their names, it is excruciatingly difficult to tell any of the girls apart. This leads to my only problem with the film. The characters are many and there isn’t enough time invested in them, so while these barbaric events take place, you don’t fully care what happens to the girls. This being the only fault, the sheer weirdness and horror heavily outweigh the problem. The musical score is equally as pungent. Flipping between sweetly epic and semi harmonics, it is enough to give you goosebumps. All in all, for what it is, it’s a great Halloween film.
House: 7.5 out of 10.