So I had the opportunity and extreme honor to get an early look at Gavin Michael Booth's new film, The Scarehouse, in a private viewing yesterday. I had never heard of this film so had no idea what to expect going into it. Before I break it down a little, let me start my saying I was pleasantly surprised in what I saw and am excited to be one of the first to give this film a review.
Many times when I screen films early, I leave wondering why I wasted nearly two hours of my life, and I want to punch the writer in the nuts for making me do so. This film was so well done that time flew by and I found myself wanting more. The premise is two friends open a Halloween fun house on "Devil's Night" and the night ends up being judgment day for some sorority sisters. I guess that is the best way to put it. It may sound like your cliche "sorority girl horror film"but it is really not. They push the limits and it works.
The two lead characters are played by Sarah Booth and Kimberly-Sue Murray. Let me just get to it, these chicks are legit. They hold no punches and deliver pure evil the entire film, especially Corey (Played by Sarah Booth). There were some cheesy one liners and exchanges between the two at times that I could have done without, but that is present in about 98% of horror films, so I do not hold it against them. Also early on in the movie, I was wondering if the background music and sounds were ever going to stop. As the film progressed, it worked, and worked well with the flow and mood of the movie...which is why I am not a director or producer, what the hell do I know?
I do not want to give away much of the story, but let me say that you will not be let down. If you like sick and demented kills, revenge, and a solid story, check this film out.
I am telling you, it may not be an all time cult classic, but The Scarehouse is WELL worth the watch. I am actually giving it my highest rating of any film I have seen since joining this site...at least I think so. I cannot recall a film I rated higher to date. Hats off to Gavin, Sarah, Kimberly-Sue, and the rest of the cast and crew. Job well done!!!
I give Gavin Michael Booth’s The Scarehouse, 7.5 out of 10 cleavers.