Movie Review – The Bleeding House (2011)

The Bleeding HouseA stranger with mysterious intentions comes to stay the night at a secluded country home, but what he finds inside is a family torn apart by a violent past and a secret more deadly than he expected.

Director: Philip Gelatt
Writer: Philip Gelatt (screenplay)
Stars: Alexandra Chando, Patrick Breen and Nina Lisandrello

We have seen this one before and I am sure that we will see it again. A family with a deep, dark secret is tortured (not very inventively) by a friendly enough looking stranger. While someone, or some people, escape, it leads us to a cliche finale and a secret that is not very hard to guess.

I wanted to like The Bleeding House. I really did. I actually thought that I was going to enjoy it, but it was boring and tedious. The acting was average at best, but there are actually two rememberable characters in Blackbird, played by Alexandra Chando, and Nick, played by Patrick Breen.

As the story unfolds, strange things happen, and by strange, I mean unexplainable, but if you can make it that far, then half the battle has been won. This movie was tough to get through. If you are looking for a way to torture yourself, look no further.