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James Rocchi
Common Sense Media
April 6, 2009
Christian-themed horror film too intense for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
November 14, 2008
I walked into the movie expecting to give it one star, or lower. Instead, it was just mediocre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Bill Gibron
November 20, 2008
Like most movies where belief makes up a good percentage of the narrative rationale and resolution, House has a very hard time with its dogma.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Brad Miska
Bloody Disgusting
October 27, 2008
Completing Roadside Attractions' HOUSE was physically draining, which is something a viewer should never have to endure when in theaters. The adaptation of the novel by Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker is preachy, whiney and painfully cliché.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Brian Orndorf
November 6, 2008
Unsurprisingly, House fails to supply a sufficient level of fright; the picture seems content to wallow in confusion and convention, removing the novelty of faith to roll around in tired terror clichés and dreadful direction.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
April 18, 2009
Overall, the pacing and characters are where House suffers. The film works as a direct-to-DVD horror movie, but it definitely has its rocky moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Todd Hertz
Christianity Today
November 7, 2008
The film doesn't achieve the horror or creep factor it could have%u2014or that the trailer seems to promise%u2014mainly because of strange stylistic choices.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 12, 2008
To say that mush-minded incompetence runs wild here would be to insult mush-minded incompetence everywhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Luke Y. Thompson
L.A. Weekly
November 12, 2008
Thankfully, the villains...keep things entertaining when they're on-screen, but too often take a backseat to tediously obvious flashback sequences.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
November 7, 2008
Calling Extreme Makeover: HE. Your intervention is sorely needed at this disastrous would-be horror movie...from the same folks who gave you the awful Thr3e.
Full Review | Original Score: F
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
November 12, 2008
The backstories keep piling up, with nods to The Shining, The Ring, and a dozen other gothic supernatural chillers, yet the result doesn't remotely scare you -- rather, it keeps explaining why you should be scared. That's why we're not.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
November 20, 2008
The cluttered, unconvincing dialogue -- not to mention Moseley's ongoing penchant for crazed overacting -- make it more of a genre curiousity than anything the Fangoria gang would likely want to sit through.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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