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is a film that defies all expectations. On paper, it just shouldn't be as good
as it is. The expectation is typical “torture porn” with pretty people trapped
in a basement and taking c-clamps to testicles or whatever other
paint-by-numbers scenario you care to imagine. Indie filmmakers make these
movies all the time, it's a cottage industry for any joker with a camcorder and
a few extra buckets of karo syrup kicking around.
IN THE HOUSE OF FLIES is one of the most thought-provoking and truly harrowing
films of the year. It handles the "kidnapped by a psycho and stuck in a
basement" premise in such a refreshingly different fashion, it gives us
renewed hope for new ideas in the genre. Innovative writing, a fantastic
script, brilliant performances and best of all, genuine dread are all present. The
kind of dread get from SE7EN, where all you want to do after the movie is think
about your life and your place in the world and wonder if any of it makes
THE HOUSE OF FLIES is directed by Gabriel Carrer and stars Henry Rollins,
Lindsay Smith and Ryan Kotack. It hold its world premiere this Saturday
December 1st at 6:30 p.m. as part of the Fright Nights: Blood in the Snow
Canadian Film Festival in Toronto at the Projection Booth East, 1035 Gerard
up for FLIES will be two stunning shorts, THE STOLEN and SELF PORTRAIT, which we’ll
be exploring further in a roundup.
For more, check out our review of IN THE HOUSE OF FLIES, our first preview of BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW and find tickets to all Blood in the Snow events here.
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