Box art for Fangoria FrightFest Presents - Dark House

Fangoria FrightFest Presents - Dark House

  • Rated R

independent, special interest

A troupe of actors hired for a haunted house attraction soon find that they are working in a true house of horror

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Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: Despite a nice twist at the end and at least one deliciously demonic over-the-top performance, it's about as scary as The Simpsons "Treehouse of Horror" episode.

- Cary Darling, Dallas Morning News, Friday, July 30, 2010

Rotten: Regrettably, Scott the director is better than Scott the writer - the script is standard-issue, by the numbers, with no sense of character development.

- G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle, Friday, July 30, 2010

Audience Reviews

1 star

Dark House is a low budget Horror film that tries too hard to be in the same league as the Hollywood productions. The question is, does it work? Well no. The cast here do a below average job at acting, and the script is pretty weak. Which is a shame because the idea for this film was pretty interesting, unfortunately it's budget limitations are in the way along with a bad script. Re-Animator actor, Jeffrey Combs plays in this film, and he's often amusing, but he lacks the flair that made him great in Re-Animator. Dark House has too many loose ends to be a good story, and definitely a below average film that doesn't quite succeed on what it promises to deliver. If the cast was better chosen, and I'm not talking about Combs, maybe this film would have been a better one, unfortunately the film feels flat, the scares aren't real. The film ends up feeling quite boring, and it feels like it drags on. Dark House really had the potential in being a great film, unfortunately it's just another low-budget horror blunder. There were some good ideas at work here, unfortunately the film never succeeds at delivering something good and unique. The film falls apart, and it becomes derivative and uninteresting. I think it's a shame because there were some fairly interesting ideas here, unfortunately due to a bad script, and poor directing, the film never takes off and becomes a misfire. Dark House is a bad film that I can't recommend because it's simply a film that doesn't work to entertain its audience.

- TheDudeLebowski65, Sunday, April 15, 2012

2 stars

Semi-interesting with a somewhat generic premise... you've seen it before but it's enough to pass the time.

- Beefy, Tuesday, January 25, 2011

1 star

How come Danso Gordon's head came back in the end? If the police was right then yeah, that's okay then. But the ending definitely didn't agreed with the police. The story was L-A-M-E. Will not make any sense in any angle. That house didn't look creepy at all. And why did that girl (who entered the house in the beginning) roamed around here and there as if she was in a museum of dead people? And also, I think it will be a bit offensive for religious people if they see the Bible burning thingy. Special effects were the only jewelery of this movie to show off. There were some moments I literally jumped. But that's about it. The twist at the end was good. But not good enough to recommend anyone to watch this.

- 3niR, Thursday, December 2, 2010