Two brothers getting burned out as a piano-bar team find their career revitalized but their personal relationship strained by a beautiful new addition to their act. Pfeiffer was chosen as Best Actress by several critics associations!
On a deserted back road in Alabama, Jack and Stephanie find themselves driving fast and running late. Their world suddenly changes when a strange accident leaves them stranded with no car, no cell phone coverage, and no help in sight. They have no choice except to continue on foot. As darkness approaches, they round a bend and see a small sign at the top of a long gravel driveway: The Wayside Inn.
The exhausted couple stands in front of an inviting house, complete with gated stone wall, ancient oak trees, and a note welcoming weary travelers. Inside they find another couple with an equally troubling story about a similar accident. It seems that backwoods pranksters have made their day miserable. Still, they are safe 0r so they think.
A schoolgirl travels with six classmates to her ailing aunt’s creaky country home and comes face-to-face with evil spirits, a demonic house cat, a bloodthirsty piano, and other ghoulish visions.
The House -- Jean Kaneko (Natalie Skye), swept away by the tsunami of the catastrophic financial meltdown - just quit her coveted job as an investment banker on Wall Street. After a soul-searching journey traveling around the world, she returns home to Vancouver, still floating in limbo. Instead of settling down, she camps out in an empty home owned by a friend s rich family who never lived there. A house waiting to be sold when the price is right. Jean moves in - vows to finish her travelogue about her journey. She thinks she s finally found the perfect quiet time - away from any kind of commitment, no phone calls, no job, no friends - she s her own boss. So she should have no problem focusing on her writing at long last. Or at least that s what she thinks. To her surprise, she s actually not the only occupant in the house. She finds some uninvited company- a cynical college professor (Alex Zahara), his bitter sister (Emilie Ullerup) married to a devoted husband (David Richmond-Peck), a disgruntled cab driver (Zahf Paroo) and a washed-up drifter (Zak Santiago) all of whom are not even supposed to be there, because they re actually dead. As Jean reluctantly confronts these souls as tormented as herself, they inevitably end up in an entangled mass of secrets and lies
Set primarily in one location, this imaginative drama roams in and out of the lives of lost souls, weaving reality with the other side. A ghost story that meditates on the precious gems along with the missed opportunities in this precarious thing we know as life.
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Based on the best-selling novel by Ted Dekker andFrank Peretti, HOUSE is a riveting thriller that puts a hauntingly familiar face on evil.
How to describe Nobuhiko Obayashi’s indescribable 1977 movieHouse (Hausu)? As a psychedelic ghost tale? A stream-of-consciousness bedtime story? An episode of Scooby-Doo as directed by Mario Bava? Any of the above will do for this hallucinatory head trip about a schoolgirl who travels with six classmates to her ailing aunt’s creaky country home and comes face-to-face with evil spirits, a demonic house cat, a bloodthirsty piano, and other ghoulish visions, all realized by Obayashi via mattes, animation, and collage effects. Equally absurd and nightmarish, House might have been beamed to Earth from some other planet. Never before available on home video in the United States, it’s one of the most exciting cult discoveries in years.
Since their young daughter died in a tragic accident, Jack and Stephanie have built walls around their hearts that the other can't possibly penetrate. But their inner darkness is child's play compared to the evil that lurks in the walls of their House. Imprisoned with another troubled couple in a house of true horrors, Jack and Stephanie are forced to play a one-night game of life and death with a crazed murderer… and each other. When they come face-to-face with evil, they discover it is instantly recognizable.
A former Wall Street investment banker retreats to an empty vacation home and she encounters souls still trapped in the haunted mansion. This imaginative psychological thriller roams in and out of the lives of lost souls, weaving reality with the other side.
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