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The Scarehouse isn’t some masterful horror movie or anything, yet still found it mildly entertaining and does feature a fun atmosphere (as designed by a real-life scarehouse creator) and the performances from the two leads were respectable.

 

 

The Scarehouse
(2014)

Genre(s): Horror
Ammo Content | NR – 84 min. – $27.98 | March 15, 2019

Date Published: 05/31/2019 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: Gavin Michael Booth

Writer(s): Gavin Michael Booth (written by)
Cast: Sarah Booth, Kimberly-Sue Murray, Katherine Barrell, Dani Barker, Teagan Vinze
DISC INFO:
Features: Commentary, Featurettes, Gallery, Trailer

Slip Cover: No
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1), English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.35
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 21.84 GB
Total Bitrate: 31.58 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

Ammo Content provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.


THE MOVIE — 3.25/5


Plot Synopsis: Two years after a tragic accident, six college girls are invited to a party inside an elaborate Halloween funhouse. Once inside, the girls realize their hosts’ intentions are not all fun and games. Confronted with their past, these friends will fight to survive an intricate revenge scheme inside the Scarehouse.

Quick Hit Review: The Scarehouse is a halfway respectable, if not simple, revenge horror flick that is hardly great but has its moments. It’s also quite brutal in the kills even if the “story” didn’t make a whole lot of sense (maybe I missed why the sorority sisters would follow directions from an anonymous note/text and go to some backdoor is beyond me; maybe they’re that dumb?) and the intercut footage that unravels what happened wasn’t the best (utilize the found footage “style”) but I at least I was entertained throughout the short 80-minute running time.

The movie, produced in Canada, was written and directed by Gavin Michael Booth in his fifth feature film (and seemingly widest release) and stars Sarah Booth (his wife) and Kimberly-Sue Murray, both of whom worked well off of one another, the former being the highlight.

Again, nothing fantastic or memorable, yet for some it’s probably worth picking up on sale if you can’t find it streaming somewhere.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 2.25/5


Features include an Audio Commentary with writer-director Gavin Michael Booth (shame he couldn’t been joined by his wife and/or Kimberly-Sue Murray), A Look Inside The Scarehouse (3:55) short montage, Creating the Score (8:33) featurette with composer Adrian Ellis, Clapboard Remix (1:36) which literally is just footage of clapboards throughout the production, Pranking the Cast (5:51) where the actors are challenged to go through a haunted house, the Trailer (2:03) and a Photo Gallery.

 


VIDEO – 3.75/5


The Scarehouse comes to Blu-ray presented with a 2.35 widescreen aspect ratio and given a 1080p high-definition transfer. The majority of the film takes place in a dark environment save for intercut scenes in some more brightly lit areas, providing some color. As such, it’s not the most pleasant looking picture though the torture scenes contribute to that, detail is okay and there were no apparent bouts of aliasing or banding.

AUDIO – 3.75/5


The disc comes with a typical but efficient DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1. This isn’t  anything amazing but does a fine job within the confined space where ambient noises make usage of the front and rear channels and the center speaker relegated for the dialogue (or blood-curdling screams).

 


OVERALL – 3.0/5


The Scarehouse isn’t some masterful horror movie or anything, yet still found it mildly entertaining and does feature a fun atmosphere (as designed by a real-life scarehouse creator) and the performances from the two leads were respectable. The Blu-ray release has adequate video and audio transfers and a so-so selection of bonus material.

 

 

 

 

Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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