The House the 50s Built - Netflix

An examination of the ingenuity and life-changing technology behind the 1950s inventions that launched drab, black-and-white post-war Britain into a Technicolor-drenched world of the future.

The House the 50s Built - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2012-06-07

The House the 50s Built - The Houses October Built - Netflix

The Houses October Built is a 2014 American found footage horror film and the directorial debut of Bobby Roe, who also starred in the movie. It was produced by Zack Andrews (who also starred) and Steven Schneider, whose hits include Paranormal Activity, Insidious, The Devil Inside and M. Night Shyamalan's The Visit , Split and Glass. The film was given a limited theatrical release on October 10, 2014 and was released to home video on January 6, 2015. Filming partially took place at several haunted house attractions, which Roe would later include in a list of “America's Scariest Haunted Houses” that he released as marketing material for the film. A sequel, The Houses October Built 2, also directed by Roe and reprising some of the original cast, was released in September 2017.

The House the 50s Built - Reception - Netflix

Critical reception for The Houses October Built has been mixed and the film currently holds a rating of 50% on Rotten Tomatoes, Much of the film's praise centered upon its cast and characters, and Dread Central wrote that “The film’s characters are ridiculously natural, and their relationships and reactions are both fun and frightening.” The Los Angeles Times said, “The Houses October Built proves one of the more successful attempts at the found-footage horror flick.” The idea of going to Halloween haunted houses is looked at as original and Matt Donato remarked, “Despite sitting through an endless parade of found footage stinkers, every so often there's a movie like The Houses October Built that proves that the subgenre is far from dead.” Criticism typically centered upon the film's pacing and what the critics saw as an overly predictable storyline, and Shock Till You Drop stated that “It’s unfortunate that the documentary aspect of this film wasn’t pursued more, because it certainly would have stood out against the modern day repetitive slasher that’s recycled every Halloween season. The Houses October Built offered a few uneasy moments and temporarily tackled some tough subjects about the operation of haunted houses, but ultimately failed to answer any of the questions it asked, or commit to one style of filmmaking.” The U.S. Premiere was at the Telluride Horror Show and became the first movie to sell out the Sheridan Opera House. The UK premiere was held at The Edinburgh International Film Festival on June 27, 2015.

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