House Of Darkness awkward small talk the movie.

Driving home to her secluded estate after meeting at a local bar, a player out to score thinks his beautiful, mysterious date will be another casual hook-up. While getting acquainted, their flirtation turns playful, sexy and sinister. Hoping to get lucky, his luck may have just run out.

House Of Darkness has very little to it which is unfortunate because there’s a great idea here, the cast are at least solid particularly Justin Long and Kate Bosworth. The main issue here is the dreadful pacing and the movie leading up to something that the viewer could figure out within the first 10-15 minutes. There’s definitely a few interesting bits here but a lot of the movie is awkward small talk that doesn’t make for a 1 hour and 29 minute film. It would be one thing if this were a short (in fact I think this movie would have been far more successful as a short) or if the small talk was investing, unfortunately that’s neither of the cases here making the movie fall short. The final act is fine enough but by then it’s way too late.

House Of Darkness is available on all VOD platforms

4/10 D+