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(aka "Haunting of Briar House" )


directed by Sheldon Wilson
Canada 2015


For seventeen years, the Briar House has stood empty after the Anderson family vanished without a trace other than lots of blood, a dead priest, and a hysterical housekeeper. Now, the foreclosed house has been purchased by widow Jeannie (Pascale Hutton, GINGER SNAPS 2) and her nine-year-old son Adrian (Sunny Suljic) who has not spoken a word since his father's death. With her father (Lochlyn Munro, SCARY MOVIE) out of work, teenager Angela (Jodelle Ferland, SILENT HILL) goes against his wishes and takes the job as caregiver for Adrian at Briar House even though her mother committed suicide after her experiences there. Right away, POLTERGEIST-infested cabinets scare off housekeeper Portia (Rukiya Bernard, CABIN IN THE WOODS) - who is either supposed to be Jamaican or really "black Irish" - handyman Mr. Walker (Michael Rogers, BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW) mysteriously disappears, and the investigating police discover animal sacrifices in the surrounding woods. A not so ambiguous danger comes from ne'er–do–well teenage trio Luther (Anthony Konechny, FIFTY SHADES OF GRAY), Rodney (Jake Croker, WAY OF THE WICKED), and Logan (Jonathan Whitesell, TV's THE 100) who have depended on the house's reputation to keep the curious away from their stash hidden in the basement. When Luther's girlfriend Pandy (Chanelle Peloso) to manipulate Angela with an unrequited lesbian attraction in order to gain access to the basement and fails to return, the three decide to retrieve their stash themselves and leave no witnesses. The posters tout the film as being from "the executive producer of INSIDIOUS, THE DEVIL INSIDE & PARANOMAL ACTIVITY", and THE UNSPOKEN may be one of the most brainless, self-satisfied horror films in recent memory. Not five minutes goes by without a jump scare (including two with the same cat well in frame before the jolt) of a "it was just a nightmare" reveal, all with the mistaken impression that ninety minutes of monotony will be worth the twist/punchline (after a third act paranormal equivalent of HOME ALONE) and its none-too-clever closing shot. Neal McDonough (88 MINUTES) makes no impression at all as the local sheriff.

Eric Cotenas


Theatrical Release: 24 October 2015 (UK)

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DVD Review: Arrow Films - Region 2 - PAL

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Runtime 1:31:48 (4% PAL speedup)

2.35:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 7.24 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 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: Arrow Films

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 2.35:1

Edition Details:
� Start-up Trailers for 'Anguish' and 'Backtrack'

DVD Release Date: September 5th, 2016

Chapters 12





Arrow Film's dual-layer DVD provides a serviceable anamorphic widescreen encode and Dolby Digital 5.1 encode of the overdone jump scare-ridden surround track. No more, no less. There are no subtitle options and the start-up trailers do not qualify as extras.

  - Eric Cotenas


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