Macabre...ish Horror Review: House of Bones



House of Bones, 2010/ 1 hr 30 min.


A reality show is set to be filmed over 5 days at a purported haunted house. They arrive to set up and on the first day, it starts, blood begins to seep out of walls and when a hole is knocked into it, the walls house a grizzly secret.


One of them sees a fully corporeal ghost that vanishes in a splash of roaches and when a member of crew kicks the wall, he is pulled completely into it. We can hear him screaming throughout the house. It’s not just the house but the property. It killed a cop with wrought iron and then sucked him into the lawn.


As the rest of the crew is setting up shots, they find the toe of s shoe, sticking out of a wall, complete with decomposing toes. The woman who introduce them to the place keeps throwing up bloody bones/teeth and hair.


And on top of all that, one of the crew is also becoming either possessed by the house or acting in desperation. Turns out this house doesn’t need to be set up for scares. It’s really haunted and it’s alive. And it’s now taken over all radio and phone signal and making it impossible to escape or get help. And for whoever survives this nightmare, it’s not over. They still have a job to do. Someone needs to feed the house.


And this has been going on for a long, long time.


This flick has been elusive to quite a few but @sweaty_vampire inquired recently.

This movie is actually pretty good. Super gory with good physical effects and a good concept. It’s low budget but a good one. There are also plenty of jump scares, a good beginning and end. Also Charisma Carpenter and Corin Nemec are in this one.