The Substitute Reviews
Enjoyably offbeat film from Denmark that should be watched in its original form since the english language dub is horribly laughable.
Ok, as an opening dialogue for the movie it sounds awful and had me reaching for the sick bag. Fortunately all it took was a the sight of a chicken being flattened (well hit by a sphere from space) and I decided to stick with it.
The easiest way to describe this film is as a Danish version of The Faculty. Although the only real comparison is the whole 'our teacher is an alien' story but otherwise the 2 movies differ quite a bit.
The tone of this movie is completely different and seemed a lot darker despite some humorous moments and I found myself enjoying this quite a bit.
It is hard to tell what market this film is being aimed at though. The kids in the film look to be around 11 years old and it seems as though it is being aimed at the younger market but in the version I watched the subtitles were a little disjointed and even though no foul language was printed, it was obvious when 1 of the kids dropped an f-bomb. Which to me, suggests that it's aimed at an older audience. I just don't think it has enough going for it to keep an older viewer interested.
The movie started well but just fizzled out in the last 15-20 minutes which was a shame. So all in all it's an ok film, that is worth a watch but not really an essential purchase.
Now write it 100 times on the board!
"These creatures know nothing of love."
(and they hate the audience too)
Pretentious, predictable, a waste of film.
My horror was found in it's simplicity and seriously bad dubbing.
Full of young girls and boys with voices like 30 year old ladies.
This marks the glaring inferiority of "Ghost House" compared to "After Dark".
A fun and entertaining flick.