Girlhouse (2014)

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  1. CPT HOOK

    CPT HOOK Well-Known Member

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    I was needing a slasher fix while eagerly awaiting Muck and Something Wicked next week, so I reluctantly gave Girl House a rental due to the cheap rental price on Amazon. I ended up loving it. I'd even say it's probably my favorite new release I've seen in 2015 so far (but we're only three months in). It's from the production company who made Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer and The Shrine, if you've seen either of those.

    Keep in mind, this is just a dumb trashy slasher film (I mean that in a good way). I think most people now are into the whole serious brooding ghost thing, so a simple slasher film is probably not their cup of tea. In my case, I'm a sucker for a fun slasher flick and Girl House more than delivered!

    The movie follows a struggling college student named Kylie (Ali Cobrin, the frequently topless neighbor from American Reunion) who decides the answer to her financial woes is "Girl House": an adult website where users subscribe to watch and interact with beautiful women living in an isolated mansion filled with webcams. One of the website's most frequent visitors, who goes by the handle Loverboy, is immediately drawn to Kylie. But when Loverboy finds himself the brunt of a joke by the girls, he decides to track down the "Girl House", don a mask, and pick off the girls one by one...

    Slasher movies about webcams or adult websites usually mean you're in for an unwatchable no-budget piece of garbage. Not the case with Girl House. I was blown away by the production values. In terms of budget and look, it felt on par with the recent Stage Fright. It looks like a multi-million dollar theatrical film, which I was not expecting at all.

    The girls in the film are gorgeous (and natural, if you get what I'm saying), and not only that, but all their characters are extremely likable. None of the typical bickering and fighting that you constantly see in horror nowadays. I feel like it's been a while since I saw a slasher movie where I actually liked the characters.

    As for the slasher stuff, it delivers. Fun kills, great chases, a terrific final girl. I will say that the slasher movie stuff doesn't really kick in until around the one hour mark, but once it does it doesn't let up until the end. And even during that first hour, I was never bored. I think one of the biggest complaints people will probably have is that given the plot, there isn't enough nudity. There's still quite a bit of nudity though. I thought it was the perfect amount, just enough to titillate without crossing the line of being sleazy.


    If you're in the mood for a fun slasher flick, definitely give Girl House a try. I don't think a disc release has been announced yet (I will definitely be buying, day one), but you can rent it on Amazon for under $5.

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  2. Mok

    Mok Family is Forever

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    Cool! Thanks for the heads up! I will give this a go :cool:
     
  3. Workshed

    Workshed a.k.a. Villyan Shit

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    Yeah, nice write-up. Will check it out.
     
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    Wow I am shocked at how good this was. For a slasher that looked generic as hell from the trailer, It actualy felt fresh from start to finish. Thoroughly entertaining. Definitely check this out guys.
     
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    Yeah I too loved this, it kinda reminded me of WatchUsDie.com but with a higher budget.
     
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    Saw the trailer last night - an easy pass. Skinny, pale white girls just don't turn me on :p
     
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    Looks like a fun movie, thanks for the tip. Hopefully it comes out on DVD or blu soon...any idea on a release date?
     
  8. CPT HOOK

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    I don't see anything about a disc release yet, but you can currently rent it on Amazon for under $5.

    I actually watched it again yesterday afternoon, since they let you keep it for 3 days.
     
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    I wrote a post about this but it didn't post and now I can't get it back :(
    Anyway, I enjoyed this one and really loved the "porn" aspect of the story as I don't feel like films have really tackled stuff like that before and it does it well for a slasher. The girls look great too which is always nice. Recommended.
     
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    It's also up on free sites, cough youtube cough, though far from HD. Gave it a view the other night and dug it. Will keep an eye out for blu for sure.
     
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    Watched this last night over beers and pizza with buddies, and it was a fun one. Turned off our brains, enjoyed the high production values and lovely participants. Exciting kills, in particular the
    death by dildo suffocation, yikes!
    , even if the killer wasn't so thrilling. In addition, the "voyeur" aspect was not explored, which was a bit of a lost opportunity.

    Like others, I was impressed by the overall presentation. Recommended for a good ol' fashioned slasher.
     
  12. Shannafey

    Shannafey Don't Monkey With Me!

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    Thanks! Grabbed a copy off Youtube.
     
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    So is this going to be another loooong wait until a blu or DVD gets released?
     
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    This is making its worldwide Blu-ray debut in Germany. Concorde will release it 06/11/15 and it is up for pre-order at amazon.de for those interested.
     
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    I saw the trailer a while back. It looked pretty good. I'll push it up the list to watch it sooner.
     
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    Watched it via amazon prime for $0.99. It was fun, I really enjoyed it.
     
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    theres several rips of this on kick ass torrents
     
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    Now part of The Movie Channel's "Splatterday" lineup. I DVR'd last night, will probably watch tonight.
     
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    OK, gave this a late night viewing. Not bad, not bad at all. For those who enjoy slashers, this will definitely be up your alley. Two minor quibbles I had with it though:

    1. I wish they had established the different girls' personalities a little more. Much of the first hour "setup" is about Kylie, and thus the other girls are mostly just there to be victims. I don't think this is a spoiler; it's pretty obvious Kylie will be the Final Girl.
    2. This one is a spoiler. I wish they would have shown the
    night vision camera
    earlier in the film. It would have made Kylie look even more resourceful when she uses it later, had we all known it exists.

    One of my favorite bits was the sauna scene. I was thinking of what she should do in that situation, and she did it. It's always refreshing to have someone do something sensible for a change in a slasher movie. She even took it a step further, making for a nifty little remedy to her predicament.
     
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    I DVR'd this a while back and finally got around to it. I enjoyed parts of it as trashy, throwback fun--even if it strains credibility past the breaking point. Are we supposed to believe the same guy who played the unmasked killer is doing all of that parkour stuff under the mask? The appearance and demeanor of the killer are Achilles heels for most flicks of this ilk. That's not a problem here--AT ALL. I think it's possible to argue that this is one of the more memorable killers in the history of the genre. Once he suits up, he's awesome. He looks creepy, moves like lightning, unleashes intense blitzkrieg attacks, and projects brutality and physicality better than any Jason I've ever seen. But all of that speed and athleticism doesn't jive with his unmasked Butterbean alter ego--to the point where I was expecting some surprise reveal about the killer's identity. Surely almost all of the masked action was handled by a stunt double. Can anyone confirm or deny?
     

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