House of Salem 2016
1h 40min | Horror | 23 January 2018 (USA)
A group of kidnappers become a child’s unlikely protectors after discovering they have unwittingly been set up to take part in a satanic ritual. As they begin to uncover the truth of the house they find themselves trapped, they must battle demonic forces and uncover a legacy of over a hundred years of murder in the name of the Devil.
The scariest thing about this movie is the opening and closing credits. They certainly give you the impression that the 100 or so minute movie that comes in between must be something pretty frightening. Sadly, it is not. Instead it is filled with wooden acting, a convoluted plot and a lot of improbable plot points. That’s a pity because at the heart of this movie is a promising concept – not wholly original, but promising.
I know nothing about the people who made this film, but it’s pretty obvious that they were not part of a major production company. In fact, you get the distinct impression that everyone involved with this is just learning their craft, whether they be the actors, writers, director, special effects guys and so on. If that is the case, then I am prepared to say that this was a good start and wish all involved well for the future. If that is NOT the case then I can only hope that the participants in this have another career to fall back on.
If you have any family members involved in this then by all means watch it and support them. If you don’t have any friends or family involved then don’t waste your time.
Director: James Crow
Writer: James Crow
Stars: Jessica Arterton, Jack Brett Anderson, Liam Kelly
Release Date: 23 January 2018 (USA)
Also Known As: House of Salem
Filming Locations: Kent, England, UK
Format : MPEG-4
Format profile : Base Media
Codec ID : isom (isom/iso2/avc1/mp41)
File size : 1.82 GiB
Duration : 1 h 35 min
Overall bit rate : 2 728 kb/s