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(aka "Execration" )


directed by Luca Boni, Marco Ristori
Italy 2017


"Inspired by true events" and set in the seventies, John (Andrew Harwood Mills) and Kate (Lucy Drive) move into a large house in the countryside where she can paint, he can take photographs, and they can raise a family. It is not long before he is having nightmares (waking with a spreading rash on his neck) and she is having hallucinations of a dark figure that finds its way into her art. As John grows distant, having started work on a secret project, Kate learns from the parish priest (David White) that the previous family to own the house died violently, Kate's disapproving sister (Désirée Giorgetti) vanishes (as does the dog), and John becomes violent when she suggests leaving the house. A producer credit for Uwe Boll (HOUSE OF THE DEAD) is almost never a good sign, and the Italian production HOUSE OF EVIL turns out to be a paint-by-numbers rendition of every haunted house movie post-INSIDIOUS/THE CONJURING before falling back on a favorite "twist" of the Italians since Roman Polanski tried his hand at overt horror. The location is atmospheric but one is never sure where it is meant to be set. Some references say New Orleans - although that may be due to the folksly rendition of "House of the Rising Sun" during the credits - the couple is American (gratingly so, with Mills' stilted American accent battling for attention with his seventies sideburns), the sister-in-law is Italian, the priest is English, and the barely-glimpsed demon looks like a mutant bunny rabbit. The result is a waste of atmospheric locations that might have been used for a better script.

Eric Cotenas


Theatrical Release: 2017 (Italy)

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DVD Review: Breaking Glass Pictures - Region 1 - NTSC

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Breaking Glass Pictures

Region 1 - NTSC

Runtime 1:26:21

2.35:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 5.74 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.


Audio English Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles none
Features Release Information:
Studio: Breaking Glass Pictures

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 2.35:1

Edition Details:
� Trailer (16:9; 1:36)
� Previews

DVD Release Date: May 6th, 2018

Chapters 11



Breaking Glass does their usual serviceable job with a progressive, anamorphic encode of this digitally-lensed horror effort with limitations inherent in the derivative photography and the basic surround sound 5.1 track. English Closed Captions are provided. The only extras are a trailer for the film and trailers for other Breaking Glass titles.

  - Eric Cotenas


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