The Seasoning House (2013)




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The Seasoning House: where young girls are prostituted to the military. An orphaned deaf mute is enslaved to care for them. She moves between the walls and crawlspaces, showing the little kindnesses when she can. When fate brings the men that murdered her family and the reason she ended up in the whore house, a chain of events begins that will end her captivity, free the girls still alive in the house and grant her revenge on the soldiers that destroyed her life.
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Kevin Howarth
as Viktor
Anna Walton
as Violeta
Sean Cronin
as Branimar
Rosie Day
as Angel
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Critic Reviews for The Seasoning House

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (1)

The film's downbeat switchback ending is neither convincing nor earned.

Full Review… | June 25, 2013
Time Out
Top Critic

While lead actress Rosie Day turns in a phenomenal performance, The Seasoning House is more bite than bark, creating an uneven and empty watch.

Full Review… | November 25, 2013
We Got This Covered

An expertly crafted thriller and manages to show a heartfelt side of the issue.

Full Review… | October 24, 2013

It's atmospheric and a tense journey, arguably not unlike Gravity if you were to replace the vacuum of space with a bunch of angry, accented dudes

Full Review… | October 8, 2013
The Robot's Voice

The whole thing is laugh-out-loud dumb.

Full Review… | June 22, 2013
London Evening Standard

Hyett earned his reputation as a prosthetics wiz on films like The Descent and The Woman in Black; the human monsters he gives us here might as well be made out of cardboard.

Full Review… | June 20, 2013

Audience Reviews for The Seasoning House

Not for the faint of heart. If you like some pretty twisted stuff, you'll enjoy this film as much as I did.

Michael  McGlothlin
Michael McGlothlin

Dull, depressing, deadening and dragging rubbish.

Daniel Parsons
Daniel Parsons

Super Reviewer


Bleak, depressing and not easy to watch, The Seasoning House tells the story of a young girl who is held captive in a run down house in the middle of the woods run by what you assume to be some kind of Russian mafia dude, preparing captured girls for nights of sexual abuse at the hands of, well, whatever lowlife shows up it seems. After watching her mother get killed in a brutal shooting, the girl, Angel, has no option but to comply but after making friends with one of the captured girls who she then witnesses get killed, Angel turns into a vengeful badass and uses the insides of the walls to get around the house and get revenge on those around her. I'm usually up for films that make you feel some emotion, anything, even if its dark and fucked up(usually that actually, being a horror fan!), but The Seasoning House is not that likeable and i'm not sure if its the raw and gritty feel, which i'm use to, or the dodgy Russian accents, particularly Sean Pertwee("She's got my gun". No Sean, it's actually your knife!) or I simply can't find any positives from this film. Rosie Day was good as young mute, Angel, though, that's about it. Pertwee's death is horrible enough but if you're even slightly claustrophobic then don't bother! A tough watch that big fans of torture porn might enjoy but that's about it, I'm afraid.

Adam M.
Adam M.

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