The Curse of Hobbes House (2020)

“Only unity can keep you safe.” – Narrator

Number of Times Seen – 1 (4 Dec 2020)

Brief Synopsis – Two sisters are summoned to a secluded mansion in order to partake in the reading of the will of their aunt who recently died under mysterious circumstances.

My Take on it – I am not a fan of horror films at all, but have still had an affinity towards watching Zombie movies.

This film is a low budget Zombie-esque film that finds a way to stay engaging despite that fact.

The choice to keep the story minimalist works to its advantage here because the story stays more focused.

Given the low budget, the special effects and makeup are fine and although it isn’t as graphic and realistic as some other Zombie films, it still is believable in the context of this story.

The film;s cast is pretty good even if there are certain places where they deliver the dialogue in a wooden way with less emotion than one might expect.

The story is presented well even if they never manage to answer all of the questions about the curse despite a comprehensive narration.

The characters are all introduced well yet they all feel like stereotypes here which hurts the film because they all act and react in the ways that we expect them to without any pleasant surprises along the way.

Bottom Line – Intriguing film that despite it’s low budget manages to create an engaging zombie-esque type of film. The film doesn’t manage to answer all of the questions about the curse itself despite a comprehensive narration that tries to explain it all. The cast is fine even of there are far too many scenes where their delivery of the dialogue is a bit wooden. The characters are introduced in a fair manner but they all feel like stereotypes and this takes away from the mystery of how they will act and react during the story because they all do what we expect them to do.  The makeup and effects are also fine given the low budget aspects of the film.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Hidden in the background of several scenes is a small Playmobile figurine called Bob. It’s a toy of director Juliane Block’s son. She placed it on every set as a shout-out to him. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)


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