The Bleeding House (2011)




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In this tense thriller, The Smith family with a secret past is visited by a sweet-talking southern gentleman who is looking for small town humanity. But they'll soon find out kindness towards strangers is not always rewarded and the secretive stranger will find redemption does not always come easy. -- (C) Tribeca
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Alexandra Chando
as Gloria Smith
Betsy Aidem
as Marilyn Smith
Richard Bekins
as Matt Smith
Charlie Hewson
as Quentin Smith
Court Young
as Officer Schmidt
Henderson Wade
as Officer Bayne
Jonathan Gelatt
as Jonathan Bell
Per Melita
as Mr. Bell
Gretchen McGowan
as Mrs. Bell
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Critic Reviews for The Bleeding House

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

When close-knit characters talk in awkwardly roundabout ways because the filmmaker wants to stave off the release of key information as long as possible, you know you're in trouble.

Full Review… | May 12, 2011
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Beware of nattily dressed strangers knocking at your door ...

Full Review… | August 27, 2011
What Would Toto Watch?

A good-hearted try at a bloody slasher flick falls short of a full pint.

Full Review… | July 11, 2011
Monsters and Critics

more an intellectual exercise in absurdist horror than a goody-goody, balls-to-the-wall horror film. Advice to Gelatt: trust darkest instincts next time, and finish us off.

Full Review… | May 4, 2011

The film works its tired conceit with maximum patience and minimal inventiveness.

Full Review… | April 14, 2011
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for The Bleeding House


Scenario - you live in a house, by design, in the middle of nowhere. Some stranger comes to your door carrying a medical bag saying that his car broke down as he was "driving by" and that he cuts up people for a living. Of course, the family invites him to stay until morning and pays the price. There is nothing good here except for the smashing (and very young) Alexandra Chandro.

Don Schick
Don Schick

The Smith family have a dark past and live pretty much in the middle of nowhere. One night a seemingly wise gentleman from the South(of the USA innit!) says he got lost driving around and request's a room for the night. The smiths reluctantly agree but soon regret that. But what the Smiths visitor didn't expect was the daughter of the family being more of a nutcase than him! The Bleeding House does have some good tension throughout and decent performances to and is something a bit different from your usual horror fare. It kind of works as a low budget You're Next so if you loved that film as much as I did then The Bleeding House is worth checking out!

Adam M.
Adam M.

Super Reviewer

Wants to be a cross between the fine TV show "American Horror Story" and the Robert Mitchum classic "Night of the Hunter," "The Bleeding House" fails miserably. But, Patrick Breen's portrayal as a sinister southern surgeon is worthy of comparison with Robert Mitchum's legendary villain. Too bad, this movie's script and other performances lacks in clarity and substance. And, aren't we all tired of movies and TV shows that have cops show up at a crime scene and fail to call for back-up. This movie has that annoying flaw and several others. I would like to credit Hildur Guðnadóttir's music. It and Breen's performance are worthy of a better movie

Aldo Gandia
Aldo Gandia

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