Directed by: Dan Turner
Starring: Katherine Flynn, Grant Masters, Martin Delaney, Grahame Fox
Running time: 88 minutes, Rated R
Hayley Sands, a girl who can communicate with the dead, is brought to a secret underground military base called Stormhouse where a supernatural entity is being held captive behind a reverse electromagnetic fence…but the fence won’t hold for long.
Allegedly this film is based on true events, which makes sense because real life is boring, much like this film. Sure it’s got special effects, buckets of blood, trash talking possessed people and a haunted basketball…wait, WTF?
The dialogue was juvenile, the acting was next to terrible and the ending was weak. I thought Hayley was an annoying character who was too chipper for her line of work. Her character was so dumb when the ghost took possession of her Australian love interest, who refused to leave him even when he threatens to rape her. I don’t care how attractive the person is, once their head starts twitching violently and neck wrenches unnaturally, then they ask if I “wanna play,” its time to abandon ship.
The special features include the theatrical red band trailer and behind the scenes featurette.
While Stormhouse is not the worst film I’ve ever seen, it’s utterly forgettable. I didn’t get the point to having a ghost captured if you cannot use it to do your bidding. Right off the bat Hayley asks the question, “Why is there a hole in the fence?” which gives away a major plot point, so you’re just waiting the film out until it ends. While the premise may have looked good on paper, it truly didn’t deliver and I don’t think even bigger names could’ve remedied this film.
Total Rating: D
Reviewed by JM Willis