'A House Is Not A Home'
(Richard Grieco, Bill Cobbs, Eddie Steeples, Aurora Perrineau, Gerald Webb, et al / DVD / NR / 2016 / MVD Visual)
Overview: Ben (Webb) and Linda Williams move the family into a dream home in a last ditch effort to save their troubled marriage. Despite their good intentions, they cannot shake the feeling that they are being watched by something. Their unimaginable fears are realized when things inside the house take a supernatural and sinister turn.
DVD Verdict: Completely not based on the same titled movie from 1964 where Polly Adler (Shelley Winters) runs a 1920s Broadway brothel, backed by a bootlegger (Robert Taylor) and big shots, this 2016 movie (with a run on portion of the title stating: "No one leaves this house alive") is one of those movies that you beg to be a thrilling whodunnit crime fest - and yet, when it ends you feel somewhat satisfied, and yet still a little hungry for more.
As noted above, Ben and Linda Williams move the family into a beautiful new home in a last ditch attempt to save their marriage. But yet, sadly, and despite their good intentions, they cannot shake the feeling that they are being watched by some one or some thing. Distracting them from their work to rebuild their wonky marriage, their unimaginable fears are realized when things inside the house take a supernatural and sinister turn.
So, Ben and his family flee for their lives, but it is too late. The house isn't finished with them, trapping the family in its labyrinth. The Williams must now come together as never before to fight for their family, their lives and to escape the possessive nature of the house. Secrets are revealed, truths told, and hearts broken, but the house has no soul to break - or does it?! Filmed, for the most part, in dark rooms and dark, foggy back yards , 'A House Is Not A Home' is not as creepy as it wants you to believe it is, but it does have quite a few fits and starts to recharge your heart, trust me. This is a Widescreen Presentation (2.35:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Director/Producer/Cast Commentary Track
Behind the Scenes Footage