Sunday, October 4, 2015
2015 October Horror Challenge #12 "The House at the End of Time"
Netflix kept recommending this movie to me, so I finally caved and decided to see what it was all about. It's got an intriguing premise: a woman goes to prison for 30 years for the murder of her husband and child, but when she gets out she has to face the evil curse that was actually responsible for the crime.
This movie takes awhile to get going, but once it does there are plenty of creepy moments and jump scares that gave me several heart attacks throughout its running time. I actually felt bad for the main character. Usually I get pissed at people for continuing to live in a house even after a ghost tries to murder them, but when you're so poor you can't afford to eat, you don't always have a choice. It's even worse for her, because after she gets released from prison for a murder she didn't commit, she has to go back to the house where it all happened because she's destitute and has no other choice.
The movie moves back and forth through time, showing us what happened that led to her being convicted of myrder, and also showing us what happens in present day when she tries to get a local priest to believe her about her cursed and haunted house. I wound up really liking this movie. It has subtitles, so it strained my short attention span, but it ended up being worth it.