Dark House (2014)★★★★☆
I picked this one because it has Tobin Bell in it and was directed by Victor Salva (of Jeepers Creepers and Jeepers Creepers 2 fame). Luckily neither disappointed me! I find Tobin Bell is usually the best part of whatever he’s in and that’s never been more true than in this movie. Tobin Bell’s kind of a badass in this one and it’s almost worth a four out of five just for that.
But the rest of the cast delivers as well, aside from a few moments of overacting here and there. And the music is well done. Technically this is a well done movie that feels like Victor Salva.
The story is interesting, although I’ll admit the whole voice in the vent thing only gets less believable as the movie goes on. And didn’t that movie The Number 23 already do most of this plot? So I can’t say it’s wholly original, but then…what is?
There were a few things I thought were a bit on the nose – (spoiler alert) how could they not have guessed Lilith was going to be evil? Also, apparently they didn’t have safe sex or something, because eight months later and Eve’s at full term pregnancy? But there was a lot of suspension of disbelief required to swallow the plot anyway so I’ll forgive those points, I guess. Overall this is pretty entertaining if you can get past its predictability.