Either way, it makes for a good time. This is one of those films.
We weren't expecting much from House, as it's a direct-to-video effort that boasts Michael Madsen as its biggest name (we love the guy, but he is in A LOT of bad movies.) Then we saw that it also had Bill Moseley, Leslie Easterbrook, and Lew Temple in it, and that it was based on a book that got some pretty good reviews, so we though "Hey, this might not be so bad after all."
And it wasn't.
Michael Madsen is nearby to give them directions back to the highway... which involves taking a "Shortcut" down a creepy dirt road. That should work out well.
|SOMEHOW, THE CHICKEN IS BEHIND THIS.|
|YEAH, IT'S ONE OF THOSE.|
But it's also based on a fairly successful book that has a Christian bent to it, so I suppose it is different in a way. Now, I'm not all about being preached to while I watch a movie, which is why Kirk Cameron and his shitty rapture movies can suck it, but this one was pretty subtle about it until the ending. The part with the white light was kinda neat in a way, and even though it ended on one of those "You have to appreciate the life that you've got" notes, it didn't piss us off all that much.
I know that doesn't sound like much of a ringing endorsement, but trust me; when a movie like this doesn't piss us off, that's a good thing, because so many do.
The cast did a pretty good job here too, with Bill Moseley being his usual, awesome self; and Michael Madsen, Leslie Easterbrook and Lew Temple doing their genre shtick fairly well.
|HOW MUCH PIE CAN A GIRL EAT?!?|
|A MEAT LOCKER IS NEVER A GOOD SIGN IN A MOVIE LIKE THIS.|
|GOD BLESS HER.|
We watched House on Cinemax On Demand, but it's also available on DVD and VOD.
Julie Ann Emery was the chick from both Better Call Saul and Fargo.