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Film Review: Halloween House (short film) (2017)


In HALLOWEEN HOUSE, a crooked Haunted House owner has a strange visitor who teaches him the true horrors of Halloween.


More short films, kiddies! Today we have HALLOWEEN HOUSE, written and directed by Douglas A. Plomitallo. This film is a featured short on Scared Stiff TV.

Filmed at Fright Haven Haunted Attraction in Connecticut, the film tells the story of Mr. Robastelli (Joe Nemchek), a seedy businessman who only seems to care about the money he can make from his amusement park and not his patrons or actors. The film opens with him firing an employee on the night before Halloween because said employee broke character to spare a crying child during the show.  He doesn’t pay the guy, either. What a jerk, right?

Well, Mr. Robastelli is about to get a lesson in real fear. Karma is a bitch, folks.

If you’re gonna film a movie in a haunted attraction, this is how you do it. Don’t pretend its anything else, just call it out for what it is. I should point out that I work for a haunted attraction (not Fright Haven, to be clear) and I’ve seen a lot of messed up things happen between owners and actors. This guy…he’s a real jerk. Fortunately I’ve never had to work for a haunt owner like that. But they are out there. So I do take a little personal satisfaction in watching this guy get what’s coming to him. I had hoped his come-uppance would be more, but it still works.

So using my special short scale of one to five, five being awesome, I’m giving this film 3 haunts.

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