A House in the Hills (1993) - Rotten Tomatoes

A House in the Hills (1993)





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A House in the Hills, is an offbeat, unusual film which can't decide if it is a love story or a thriller and ends up being neither. Waitress and aspiring actress Alex (Helen Slater) spends the weekend in a lavish house to study her role for a day-time soap opera. Alex is house-sitting for a family who wants to get away for the weekend to forget a murder that happened in the house next door. After a series of plot twists involving mistaken identities, deception and diamond theft, Alex and minor-league criminal Mickey (Michael Masden) fall in love just in time to confront the killer of the neighbor and solve the crime. All this could have been both romantic and exciting, but the overly complicated plot and the cliched, unconvincing dialogue makes the film both confusing and unbelievable from beginning to end.


Taylor Lee
as Patty Noubauer
Margaret Parke
as Receptionist
Larue M. Mall
as Producer
Vincent Eaton
as Director
Sally Daykin
as Casting Director
Pieter Riemens
as Maitre d'
Ron La Paz
as Security Cop
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[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/movie/coverv/17/110717.jpg[/img] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white]Alex Weaver is a struggling actress who works as a waitress and lacks self confidence. To earn extra money Alex accepts an offer to house sit a mansion for a wealthy family over a weekend. What Alex does not know is that a serial killer recently struck the house next door to the mansion and people are out to kill the family she is house-sitting for. What seemed like an easy job is about to get complicated.[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white] [/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white]“You don’t like the way I rearranged things?”[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white] [/color][/size][/font] [size=3][font=Times New Roman][color=white]Ken Wiederhorn, director of Meatballs Part 2, Return of the Living Dead part 2, and Shock Waves delivers A House in the Hills. The storyline for this picture was pathetic and boring. The acting was depressingly poor. The cast included Michael Madsen, Helen Slater, and Jeffrey Tambor. [/color][/font][/size] [size=3][font=Times New Roman][/font][/size][font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white] [/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white]“I should have realized she’s your kind of woman.”[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white] [/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white]The audition, the “lips of the vagina” reference, Alex lying to Mickey about who she is, Mickey delivering the love lines from the script, the phony robbery set-up story, the encounter with Willie in the garage, and the shooting of Willie through the floor were amongst the better portions of the film.[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white] [/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white]“I am not the woman you think I am. Give me a chance; I can prove it to you.”[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white] [/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white]A House in the Hills was on late night television on Friday the 13th. The plot included two potential serial killers, played by Michael Madsen and Jeffrey Tambor, who were out to get Helen Slater. The storyline was nothing special, but sounded worth watching since it was playing on Friday the 13th. I was dreadfully wrong. This film is a monstrosity and I would not recommend this picture to my worst enemy.[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white] [/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white]“Does anybody really know who they are?”[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white][/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white]Grade: F[/color][/size][/font] [color=white][/color]

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