The Houses October Built (2014)
Written By: Grave Reviews Staff
The Houses October Built helps Haunted Houses
Director: Bobby Roe
Producer: Zack Andrews, Steven Schneider
Screenwriter: Zack Andrews, Bobby Roe, Jason Zada
Date Released: October 10, 2014
Brandy Schaefer as Brandy
Zack Andrews as Zack
Bobby Roe as Bobby
Mikey Roe as Mikey
Jeff Larson as Jeff
Chloë-Charlotte Alexandra Crampton as Porcelain
Angelica Leigh Van Horn as Porcelain
Rating = 3.5/5 Graves
***May contain some spoilers***
The Houses October Built is about five friends who travel across the country to find the scariest haunted house. Tired of the same cheap scares, the travelers embark on their journey in an RV to find the most authentic, scariest haunted house. Although it seems as if their journey is unsuccessful, strange things start happening and the group soon experiences something events that will be the haunt of their lives.
There are certain movies that have an interesting plot but never get the notoriety that they deserve. “The Houses October Built” is one of those low-budget films that directs a cult following, similar to movies such as Cloverfield or the Blair Witch Project. The movie has had various reviews, but as a Halloween enthusiast, one could appreciate the concept as a whole.
From an entertainment point of view, the group in both films visit various haunted houses. As a person who reviews haunted houses and scary attractions, it was fascinating to see different styles of haunt houses. Although, I am constantly trying to cover more and more haunts throughout the country, at the moment my focus is on attractions in New York and New Jersey. This film focuses on more southern state attractions, so to see the attractions throughout the rest of the country was enjoyable to view. The film created a real map of the scariest haunted houses in the country. Some of the haunts the group travel to include but are not limited to 1) Rise Haunted House in Hammond, Louisiana, 2) The Haunt House in Caddo Mills, Texas and 3) Zombie Manor in Arlington, Texas.
A list of all the haunts are listed within the map as below:
It should be noted that you should watch the first film in order to understand the starting point of the second film.
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The end of the first film concludes where the travelers are buried alive. The Houses October Built 2 continues the story of these travelers which takes place one year after the group survived these traumatic events. As part of dealing with their post-traumatic disorder, they continue on the journey they first began to conclude that chapter in their lives. However, what they thought ended their nightmare, may soon continue.
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As of this date, Houses October Built is currently available on Amazon for $8 on DVD on $23 on Bluray. The film is also available on Netflix for the moment.
Houses October Built 2 was in theaters September 22, 2017. The sequel film is expected to be released on Bluray and DVD on January 2, 2018.
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