Beware the House on Willow Street

Beware the House on Willow Street

Evil has an address.

DVD: From A House On Willow Street

Runtime: 83 minutes

Age restriction: 16HLV

Special features: Behind the scenes

Reviewed by: Gareth Drawbridge

Review made possible by: Times New Media

According to the old saying, there’s no such thing as easy money. For four desperate criminals in From A House On Willow Street (also known as House On Willow Street), they are about to learn this lesson the hard way…and with fatal consequences.

Hazel (Sharni Vinson), Ade (Steven Ward), James (Gustav Gerdener) and Mark (Zino Ventura) are determined to make some quick and easy money so they can embrace somewhat normal lives. In order to achieve their goal, the four orchestrate a plan to kidnap a young diamond heiress, Katherine (Carlyn Burchell), and hold her for ransom.

Unfortunately, due to mounting pressure from Ade – who is about to go on trial for the accidental death of his brother, George, and is desperate to leave the country – the four only have six weeks to arrange and execute the kidnapping.

After careful planning they strike, but things immediately go wrong when they arrive and find the house unlocked, the alarm deactivated and Katherine hiding in her room, appearing sickly and dishevelled.

Driven by greed, and ignoring the demonic symbols on the wall, the kidnappers take Katherine to an abandoned warehouse, where she warns them against holding her hostage.

Unable to contact anyone with their demands, Ade and James return to Katherine’s house, where they find the bodies of her parents. Upon further investigation the two discover the gruesome remains of two dead priests in the basement.

Horrified, Ade and James flee the scene of the crime and head back to the warehouse, where strange and frightening things begin to happen. After being confronted by terrifying apparitions, the kidnappers uncover the truth behind their hostage and find out that she is possessed by a demon that feeds on grief and only needs two more souls so it can finally be set free from hell.

Although the demon possession concept has been resurrected and done to death several times in recent years, From A House On Willow Street casts out a slightly different perspective.

Directed by Alistair Orr, this supernatural horror film will definitely appeal to fans of the genre.

From A House On Willow Street is now available on DVD.

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