House of Last Things

… or, the House is a Lonely Hunter.

House of Last Things (2013)

I have no idea what to make of this movie. Either it’s a satire working on so high a level it went wa-a-ay over my head, or it’s The Room 2: Haunted Room. What starts as a fairly intriguing, technically-excellent story of interwoven fates soon skips a couple of grooves and tries to make itself a “meaningful” horror movie. Trouble is, the film-makers are even more ham-fisted with their attempts at symbolism than they are doing straight horror.

But… was this intentional? Were they trying to match form and substance, in a movie about the deadening effect of Suburbia? Maybe you can tell me

Will Laughlin is the Braineater.


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