The latest batch of horror releases are about as forgettable as the last group. First we have Teeth & Blood. It’s a vampire movie set against the backdrop of a movie set. Sounds like it could be cool, unfortunately it’s not. The acting is horrific (pun intended). The story itself ends up being pretty dumb. There isn’t enough gore or killing to entertain you in between the scenes of nothing happening. I understand that since I’m also an actor outside this review gig I know more about the casting process than others, but the whole idea of an undercover cop getting hired just like they planned and another cop pretending to be a grip just shows how lackluster this film is. Don’t let the badass DVD artwork fool you, nothing cool here.
Next we have a spooky house film in House of Last Things. Breaking Bad’s RJ Mitte is in this one, but that’s about all the positives. To be honest, I really didn’t get this one. It opens on a golf course decades ago then shows this house that was built on it. Weird things happen, there’s a yellow balloon, a golf ball that keeps showing up, the house sitters have things happening to them while the couple, that is gone, has stuff happening to them. Sure it explains the golf ball at the end, but at that point I really didn’t care. The little boy is explained, but none of it really makes all that sense beyond those explanations. Didn’t work for me.
Then there’s Housekeeping. Ugh, what a mess (again, pun intended). This was just dumb and boring. A student takes a job as a housekeeper because her brother is a degenerate. There’s a mysterious voice who leaves her jobs to do at the house and she won’t get paid for the days that she didn’t do a good job at. The housekeeper has no on screen presence and the whole idea of her doing this for her brother just pissed me off. You have an up and coming life, take care of yourself, not him. Then it gets weird and there’s blood to clean up and bad guys and it all seems like a set up, but man is it slow. Plus I hated the direction and all the words on the screen.
Finally we have Killers. It’s more a thriller than straight horror, but there’s lots of blood so I’m putting here. It’s about serial killers and viral videos, but something about it just didn’t work for me. I think it’s because you know that ultimately, there will be a showdown so you sit there waiting for it. Don’t get me wrong, it’s hands down the best film of this lot (and I might recommend it to some people), but I wanted more especially because it’s from a producer of The Raid. I guess I expected a kickass Asian action flick and instead I got videos some action. I had watched some incredible Asian flicks recently so that might have hurt my enjoyment of this. It’s not terrible, but there are so many better Asian movies of late.