House of Fears (2007)

Directed by Ryan Little.  Written by Steven A. Lee and John Lyde.  Starring Corri English, John Lyde, Alicee Greezyn, Sandra McCoy, Michael J. Pagan and Corey Sevier.

Plot: a group of friends sneak into a haunted house the night before it opens and soon find themselves trapped


This is an excellent movie for this time of year.  It’s about playing off your fears and we’re all afraid of something, aren’t we?

In this movie, good girl Sam and her step-sister, Hailey, go into a haunted house with Hailey’s boyfriend and super jock, Carter; the comic relief who dies way too early, Zane; the token black, Devon; and the slutty one, Candice.  They are all very stereotypical in their design.  The token black is almost offensive.  But side stepping political correctness, you’ll have a pretty good time watching.

It’s funny.  The actors can actually act.  The rules are good.  The fear statue provided a great motive that worked throughout the film.  It’s rewatchable, with quality innovation, exciting effects and a very special cameo from Jared Padalecki.  Of course, there’s no real time for a boob shot, but we won’t fault them.  This time.

We liked it so much we gave it a 73/100.  Definitely an enjoyable Halloween movie.


About TaraRomero

I suppose I could list my favorite movies here, but instead I'll give you a strange glimpse into what makes me TaraRomero. 1. When I'm alone I like to sing really loudly to songs I know really well and pretend I'm actually good at it. 2. I am a bonified Hiddlestoner. 3. I have kept a journal for the last 25 years and I still own every one of them. 4. I like ordering travel magazines and picking out trips I'm going to take when I'm rich. 5. I'm currently worrying about my brother. I always worry about my brother. He's younger and it's my job. 6. If I knew I was dying in one hour, I would type a very strange email and then go spend time with my family (including my fur babies). 7. The best non-horror movie I've seen recently is The Giant Mechanical Man. 8. I am obsessed with Bob's Burgers and I watch one episode every night before I go to bed. 9. If I had a son I'd name him Malachai (as in Christian Mythology). If I had a daughter I'd name her Antigone (as in Greek Mythology). 10. My favorite band is and I supposed always will be, Matchbox Twenty. However, the music has become more upbeat lately and I don't like it as much. Just being honest.
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