From a House on Willow Street

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From a House on Willow Street

Post by jonbly » Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:13 pm

6/10 - Overall idea wasn't too bad, and picked up a bit at the end... but after the first 400 jump scares I was already sick of this one.

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Re: From a House on Willow Street

Post by Lunny68 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:24 am

Really enjoyed this one. The first movie I saw at the festival this year that gave me a big grin. Plenty of lovely gore.

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Re: From a House on Willow Street

Post by Bigcat » Sun Aug 28, 2016 12:10 pm

A really good concept - merged two horror tropes very well.
Enjoyable good fun.

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Re: From a House on Willow Street

Post by Alex J » Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:11 am

An intriguing romp that lost its way a little in the last third after the big reveal. I felt the mystery of the first two acts were stronger and once we knew exactly what was going on it fell back into standard territory again. Still, I had plenty of fun with this one.
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I was bemused that the demon seemingly couldn't escape a chain, but could create projections / hallucinations, levitate and stop bullets!
7.5 / 10
No tears, please. It's a waste of good suffering.

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Re: From a House on Willow Street

Post by mamawaldi » Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:09 am

Agree with all the above really. Liked the idea of the kidnappers biting off more than they can chew but once that had been revealed it didn't provide much more than a few jump scares. Also agree with Alex above on the demons somewhat inconsistent powers...

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Re: From a House on Willow Street

Post by Oswald Cobblepot » Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:02 pm

Agree with what other people have said about the inconsistencies in powers etc. but the killer for me was all the endless wandering around doing nothing except being accosted by stupid zombie jump scares that ultimately meant nothing, when they knew exactly what they needed to do.

Particularly stupid were:
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The demon needed 4 souls in total, why kill the priests/parents with sharp garden implements in the basement ?

What did the demon do between the house slaughter and the robbers turning up, given that all the bodies were maggot ridden ? Sit around watching Netflix box sets ? Why not go out and find some random passers by to possess ?

The blonde guy took an hour to open the grate while the 3 demons did jack shit, then told Sharni Vinson to go, despite knowing that they only needed one more soul (his). The demons then turned his bullets back on themselves and killed him for no reason when they could have achieved their evil plan without her.

Given the handy video diary of all the past killings in the house that we got, why was there no implication that the demon had tried the 4 souls trick before ?
In hindsight after sitting through Blood Feast and Abattoir I probably would have been more forgiving if I'd seen this later in the festival, but that doesn't really make it any better.

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Re: From a House on Willow Street

Post by The Soapmaker » Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:10 pm

Boring repetitive tripe. I'm sure they used the same effects shots more than once just to pad out the running time.

The cast and crew got on my nerves in the Q&A too. Oh, we thought it would be original to combine a crime drama (with no plot) with a horror movie (with no plot).... And they' should've had the balls to actually set it in South Africa, at least then something about it would've stood out.

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Re: From a House on Willow Street

Post by gazadams » Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:27 pm

great film and some good scares

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Re: From a House on Willow Street

Post by TheDukeAbides » Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:22 am

OK, fairly effective if a bit repetitive and generic.

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