“House” is a thriller that is slightly different than most. There is no blood in the entire film except on a woman’s nose at the very end of the pic. Unfortunately, as with the typical horror film, ‘Jump” scenes are frequent.
I must say that a modern suspenseful horror film sans brutally graphic violence, extremely foul language or excessive nudity is rare. However, this being a “Christian” thriller, it should contain biblical principles throughout which we found to be lacking and even regretfully skewed.
Yes, light overcomes darkness, but serious questions remain…what is the payoff for the redeemed? Is it resurrection to an afterlife or some form of purgatory? And, were they redeemed by their own merits, due to some magical power of an “angel,” or by the grace of God? With a shaky “biblical doctrine” that borders on occultism, this film falls short of our “Family-Approved” Seal.
Although this film did not recieve our seal, we felt it important to include a link to a bible study guide for the film: http://www.housemovieguide.com/downloads/bibleStudy_color.pdf