IN A HAUNTED HOUSE
) Documentary (Sort of.) 35 Minutes. Unrated.
Joshua P. Warren is a guy who hunts ghosts.
He's the author of a bunch of books including, big surprise,
"How to Hunt Ghosts." For
this particular documentary, Mr. Warren has selected a beautiful home in
where he sets up many little devices and shows how they all work.
He gives us a night scope tour of this lovely home and talks in
what may be the worst monotone of all time.
In the short span of the film, we are treated to little,
unidentifiable glowing thingies that could be bugs with light reflecting
off of them and some noises from a microphone that is cranked up way
louder than it should be. This
is a good way to ruin perfectly good equipment.
And when the documentary is over, we are glad; glad that it is
I am a big fan of Sub Rosa and I think they do a good job of releasing
products that would otherwise remain unseen by the public.
CORNMAN, SEVERE INJURIES and the films of Michael Legge are a few
that come to mind. Sub
is also famous for dividing itself into many factions.
There is Sub Rosa Midwest, Sub Rosa Blue and now Sub Rosa Reel
Life. The front of the box
promises Real People! Real Places! and Real Terror!
Well, two out of three ain't bad.
I assume that Mr. Warren is real and the house is real, but terror?
The only terror I can see coming from this disc is having to pay
the list price of $24.95 for it.
in the flick, Mr. Warren says that he is alone in the house and must haul
all of his equipment into the house. About
three seconds later the camera zooms in for a close up.
Now, while I am aware that there are cameras with remotes, I
checked several times and Mr. Warren's hands are empty.
I am sure that fifty years ago this might have played well in
selected Grindhouses as some sort of curiosity, but only id the main
feature as some sort of bizarre porn flick.
short, since this is a short film with feature film aspirations, I would
have to ask that you avoid this DVD like the plague.
Maybe the money would be better spent on something useful: maybe
lots of jello? - Douglas A. Waltz