Hallow’s End (2003, Jon Keeyes)
Low Budget, Hell House, Halloween, College Kids, etc.

Acting: 1
Anxiety: 0
Atmosphere: 1
Movie Watched: 10
Appropriate Grossness: 5
Production: 2
Recommended: 2
Scares: 0
Story: 2
Unpredictable: 2 (who could have guessed it’d really be so boring!)

Total: 25

This movie was a thrift store special, a buck a DVD. The first three minutes of the movie are non-stop strobe light, yikes. Boy is the acting bad, and the dialogue is so weird. The kind of dialogue that a very amateur writer thinks sounds natural, but hasn’t had read out loud. Everyone’s Southern accents really come out the further the movie goes along. It’s kind of interesting to see a Southern horror movie, though: different perspectives on what’s scary (I mean, a hell house is SO southern), different portrayal of homosexuality, different idea of parties and leadership - feels militaristic. Anyway. A group of what I think are supposed to be college kids (frat kids?) run a Halloween House with bloody results. This movie is just SO SLOW. Halfway through the movie and only one person has died, and the movie is still entirely about some dude being a dick to some other dudes. A little fun because of how bad it is, but not fun enough. Pass.

Notable line: “The devil is real. He is. I met him, I knelt down and kissed his backside.”

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