House on Willow Street Review (2017)


The Story

The story is pretty simple and interesting.  Group of criminals abduct the daughter of a wealthy jewelry dealer for random. The plan terribly goes wrong with they find out the wealthy parents are all dead and the daughter is demon possessed.  The movie is about the group of criminals who are struggle to survive.

The Review (Spoiler Free)

The House on the Willow Street has very good original idea for horror movie.  The trailer of the movie also is very good and interesting.  But the during the middle of the movie, it started to loose focus and it is all over the place.  At the end, the movie turned into Evil Dead rip off story line.  The movie was so terrible, I ended up falling a sleep.

Not only it use many of ideas from Evil Dead, it has a scene ripped off from Light Out where one of the criminal turn off the light and he sees a black shadow in the hall way, and when he turn the light back on, the shadow disappeared.

Also it has a scene ripped off from short horror film done by David F. Sandberg which involves the picture frame.  As you know David Sandberg is creator of Light Out short film.  You can watch the short film below.

The movie doesn’t really spend any time developing character for each of the criminals.  As you watch the movie play out, it does seems like they have interesting background story to tell.  But the audience never get to find out.

Only good thing I can say about the movie is that it has many jump scares that make you jump and it has lots of creepy and scary monsters that comes at you.

I feels like the Rotten Tomatoes reviews are way too generous.

Acting and Directing

The acting is descent.  They get the jobs done.  The casts including Carlyn Burchell, Gustav Gerdener, Zino Ventura, Sharni Vinson, and Steven John Ward,

The movie is directed by Alastair Orr.  He is horror director and done few of horror movies including IndigenousExpiration, and The Unforgiving.  Check out our review of Indigenous in previous post.

In the Nutshell

The House on the Willow Street has lots of potential but it fails miserably.  I give 2 out of 5 stars.

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Genre: Demon Possession

Rotten Tomato Rating: 63% / 84%

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