(Iris Berry, Drew Droege, Susan Artigas, et al / DVD / R / (2006) 2007 / Trinity Home Ent.)
Overview: 'Kill House' is a modern day tale of bloodlust, rivalry and greed- all masquerading as the American Dream. As news of a brutally murdered San Francisco realtor throws the Los Angeles real estate community into a tailspin, fear and panic spread as more and more agents turn up dead. Whos behind these crazed serial killings? The prime suspect is an ex-con hired by one of the property owners. But after hes caught, the killings dont stop-they only get worse! Its a self-indulgent world of terror where no ones who he or she seems to be- and everyone is a suspect.
DVD Verdict: At its (black) heart, 'Kill House' is a “black comedy” that follows a series of grisly murders taking place within the Los Angeles real estate community. Basically, Real Estate agents are turning up strangled, stabbed, and sliced and diced left and right and it’s up to a pair of bumbling detectives to catch the killer!
The prime suspect is an ex-con hired by one of the property owners. But after he's caught, the killings don't stop - they only get worse ... in more ways than one! It's a self-indulgent world of terror where no one's who he or she seems to be - and everyone is a suspect.
Simply put, 'Kill House' is a tongue in cheek low budget thriller that takes a stab the horror/comedy genre with mixed results. It pays homage to the classic hack n’ slash flicks of the 70’s with ample bloody murder-set-pieces and copious amounts of gratuitous nudity mixed in for effect.
As we progress through this throughly unpleasant little indie flick, 'Kill House' unfortunatelyquickly turns fairly plotless - you were expecting Oscar material thoughout, perhaps?! Sure, there's some well-though action/slash moments but in-between those frequent and fairly contrived dispatches, we're subjected to dialog that borders on the absurd! True, some of it is meant to be broadly weird or simply amusing ... but it's not; trust me here!
Obviously one can throw together a fairly entertaining movie on very limited funds, but there's nothing in 'Kill House' that even remotely approaches "scary," and the writer/director's ideas on "funny" are nearly as clueless. Finally, and left-for-last worst of all, practically every single character (and there is a bunch) is a smug, obnoxious, hateful imbecile. Pretty tough to foster any sort of rooting interest when you hate everyone from the main girl to the background victims! This is a 4x3 1.77:1 Letterbox Presentation and comes with the Special Features of: