Director: Devon Mikolas
Cast: Bill Moseley, Leslie Easterbrook, Allan Kayser
Production Company: Aardwolf Entertainment
Runtime: 87 minutes
Looking for something a little more severe than your standard horror movie is willing to provide? Tired of movies that don’t have the guts to go to those especially dark places? If so, House of the Witchdoctor (2013) may just be the movie for you!
In the film, Leslie (Callie Stephens) returns to her family estate a year after the murder of her boyfriend. Her troubles intensify when two psychopaths force their way into the house. What these criminals don’t know is that a few surprises are in store for them as well.
There are gruesome moments of rape, torture, and murder in this film, which are reminiscent to those seen in The Last House on the Left (1972). This movie can be a rough one to watch, even for the most hardened horror addict.
There’s a lot of gratuitous nudity and violence, which some might find unnerving or distasteful. These types of crimes usually seem more brutal in an independent film, since there is often less restraint, and a heightened feeling of reality.
It was great to see Bill Moseley from House of 1000 Corpses (2003), The Devil’s Rejects (2005), and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986) in this film. Moseley plays a complex character in this one, which allows him to show more range as an actor.
Leslie Easterbrook from Police Academy (1984), Private Resort (1985) and Halloween (2007) plays Moseley’s wife in the movie. She’s been doing more horror films lately, though I do remember her mostly from comedies. It’s nice to see her branching out too.
I always try to avoid spoilers in my reviews, but the title of this film is the biggest spoiler of them all! The trailer also gives away some things about the film’s conclusion, so you might want to avoid that until after you see the movie itself.
House of the Witchdoctor (2013) is a tense film that will keep you feeling uneasy right until the end credits. It certainly isn’t for the weak of heart, but die-hard horror fans will likely enjoy its intensity. You’re in for a bumpy ride…
– John Migliore
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