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Christina's House

2000

Drama / Mystery / Thriller

4.3

Synopsis

The teenager Christina, her younger brother Bobby, and their father James Tarling moves to a rented house in a small town in Washington to be close to Christina's mother Joanne, who is interned in an asylum. The house is being repaired by Howie Rhodes and Christina has a boy friend, the bad boy Eddy Duncan. While in the house, Christina hears noises and has a permanent feeling that another person lives there, but her father believes it is the structure being settled. When two teenagers vanish, the weird sheriff Mark Sklar visits the Tarling family, since the last place the teenagers were seen alive was nearby their home. When a dead body is found in a river close to the house, the sheriff investigates the place, trying to find the guilty for the crime.

Director

Gavin Wilding

Cast

Brendan Fehr
as Eddy Duncan
Brad Rowe
as Howie Rhodes
Allison Lange
as Christina Tarling
John Savage
as James Tarling
Lorne Stewart
as Bobby Tarling
Jerry Wasserman
as Sheriff Mark Sklar

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by boyinflares 6 /10

Interesting Low Budget Thriller

"Christina's House" is an interesting, low budget thriller / mystery film with a good cast. Don't watch it expecting too much though, and you'll probably only want / need to watch it once, but nevertheless, it's a fun, although at times slow, watch. Allison Lange makes her film debut here, and is rather good as Christina Tarling. Yes, the film is about her house and the strange going-ons that take place soon after she and her brother (Lorne Stewart) and father James (the excellent John Savage) move in.

Christina deals with typical teenage issues, such as pressure from her boyfriend Eddy (the charming Brendan Fehr), her trouble making brother, problems between her father and boyfriend and so on. The Sheriff begins to investigate the disappearances of several teens who were all last seen at Christina's house, and in typical small-town Sheriff convention, he is not the nicest of men. Jerry Hasseman does a good job playing him. Crystal Buble is okay as Christina's friend Karen, and Brad Rowe is suitably creepy as the mysterious Howie.

The ending to the film is somewhat of a let down, and at certain points the film leaves you wanting more, or a better explanation, but overall, a good effort from all involved, and the cast are great to watch.

Reviewed by claudio_carvalho 7 /10

Low Paced, Low Budget, But Deserves to Be Watched

The teenager Christina (Allison Lange), her younger brother Bobby (Lorne Stewart), and their father James Tarling (John Savage) moves to a rented house in Avedon, a small town in Washington, to be close to Christina's mother Joanne (Chilton Crane), who is interned in an asylum. The house is being repaired by Howie Rhodes (Brad Rowe) and Christina has a boy friend, the bad boy Eddy Duncan (Brendan Fehr). While in the house, Christina hears noises and has a permanent feeling that another person lives there, but her father believes it is the structure being settled. When two teenagers vanishes, the weird Sheriff Mark Sklar (Jerry Wasserman) visits the Tarling family, since the last place the teenagers were seen alive was nearby their home. When a dead body is found in a river close to the house, the Sheriff investigates the place, trying to find the guilty for the crime.

"Christina's House" is low paced, low budget but it is not a bad horror movie. The screenplay plays with very few characters, maybe due to the limitation of the budget, the viewer knows that one of them is the serial killer, but there is no clue along the story indicating who the criminal is. Although quite exaggerated when the mystery is disclosed, I found the twist acceptable and I liked the open end. The character of the Sheriff is too much weird, but maybe it was intentional to include him as a possible suspect. With regard to the highlighted goof, the killer sucked the blood on the hammer, therefore the blood has not disappeared from the hammer as mentioned in IMDb. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "A Casa da Morte" ("The House of the Death")

Reviewed by staytherelass N/A

A tightly paced thriller

Naw,it doesn't set the world afire,but,HEY,it does the job!It's set up like it might be one of those SCREAM clones but quickly moves off into more psychologically creepy moments.Christina,a cute teenager,starts hearing weird noises coming from the attic and walls.She starts finding odd little things around the house.A partialy eaten oreo by her window,a sandwich sitting in the kitchen her family didn't make.Is Christina losing her mind?The ending is kinda cheezy,but there are a few good suspenseful moments I liked quite a bit.I like this movie.

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