The Perfect House DVD Review (Wild Eye Releasing)
The Perfect House is a 2013 horror anthology film directed by Kris Hulbert (First Timers) & Randy Kent (Ten Cent Hitman, Life, Death and Mini-Golf, Life of Lemon, & Shadow of the Monarch). Newlyweds, Mike (played by: William A. Robertson from The Rising & Black Marigolds) & Marisol (played by: Andrea Vahl from First Timers & Criminal Intention) take a tour of their dream house. The frisky Real Estate Agent (played by: Monique Parent from Vicious Kiss, Mirror, Mirror III, James Dean: Race with Destiny, & Jurassic City) is willing to do anything to sell this house. They find out that their perfect house has a brutal & unsettling past. The history of this house of horrors is revealed during three different generations of cursed families that suffered through this hell in this unlucky environment. “The Storm” is the story of a dysfunctional family (Kris Smith from Lady Krampus & My Friend Dahmer, Timothy Dugan from FrightWorld & Prisoners of the Dead, Michael Wagner, & Alex Victoria) trying to survive deadly weather outside in their basement for shelter. Unfortunately, the storm is the least of this families worries when it comes to destruction. Hidden secrets & verbal abuse haunt this unit. Sometimes kids can only take so much from their parents.
“Chic-Ken” is a tale of the unknown serial killer & real life monster John Doesy (played by: Jonathan Tiersten from Sleepaway Camp, Return to Sleepaway Camp, Blood Reservoir, & Terror Tales). He can’t control his crazy urges as his body count starts to grow. The evil that exists but no one recognizes him for what he really is. One victim (played by: Holly Greene from The Cutting Room) is lasting longer than the others. She’s his “muse” & only audience to his unforgettable acts. Can she escape this madness or is she starting to enjoy it too much? “Dinner Guests” is the final demented warning of this bad location. Mom (played by: Felissa Rose from Sleepaway Camp, Return to Sleepaway Camp, Victor Crowely, Death House, Silent Night, Zombie Night, & Dahmer vs. Gacy) & Dad (played by: John Philbin from The Return of the Living Dead, Children of the Corn, Point Break, & Tombstone) with their kids just made the wrong choice. Never trust a neighbor, always return their garden tools, & eat at home. Sometimes that normal looking guy (played by: Dustin Stevens from R.S.V.P., Keepers of the Light, & Pastor Damien) next door isn’t exactly all there. A routine situation such as a meal can turn into a living nightmare. What happens when that mask of sanity slips off & it can end up dangerous when real dark desires are shown behind closed doors.
I am a big fan of horror anthologies & The Perfect House didn’t disappoint. The anthology film is a great opportunity to mix sub genres into one production. You get a little bit of everything in this including survival, torture, revenge & the evil house that changes everyone in it’s environment. I appreciated that each segment had a different dark angle to provide for it’s overall presentation. “Chic-Ken” & “Dinner Guests” were tied for my favorites from this movie. It was good to see a mini reunion for Sleepaway Camp & Return to Sleepaway Camp co-stars despite being in separate stories. Both Felissa Rose & Jonathan Tiersten gave their best performances in The Perfect House. This is a very mean spirited movie, it’s full of unlikable characters that you don’t care what happens to them. Which is good considering how gruesome & insane this is. Fans of hardcore gore & nasty special effects will be very pleased by The Perfect House!
Let’s talk about the presentation & special features on this DVD from Wild Eye Releasing. As expected for a direct to video production, it’s up to par for good quality for both video & sound. Each story & wraparound has it’s own style to it. That’s exactly what you hope for when it comes to being an anthology. You get 4 mini movies for the price of 1. Wild Eye has provided a variety of bonus materials for this disc. “Tour Teaser” (1 minute) “Creation of the Perfect House RV” (4 minutes), “On the Road” (almost 7 minutes), “Basement Walkthrough” (almost 3 minutes), “Countdown to Buffalo Facebook Premier” (almost 10 minutes) , “Buffalo TV Press” (almost 12 minutes), “Original Spec Trailer” (2 minutes), “Audience Trailer” (1 minute 30 seconds), “Q & A Highlight Reel” (1 hour 43 minutes), & “Alternate Ending” (almost 2 minutes). You get 5 behind the segments that add up to a little over 6 minutes which include “Meet the Crew”, “Meet the Crew 2”, “Meet” Monique Parent”, “Meet Chris Raab”, & “Meet John Philbin”. HOLY SHIT, you can tell the film makers, cast, & crew had a passion for this project from viewing all these extras. It covers pretty much everything you would want to see or know about this independent horror production. This disc proves why physical media is so much better than digital. Wild Eye Releasing also provides trailers for Blood Soaked, Scream Park, The Perfect House, Jonah Lives, Mold!, Disco Exorcist, Murder University, Exhumed, & Deadly X-Mas. If you are looking for some blood soaked & gory anthology entertainment, I highly recommend The Perfect House from Wild Eye Releasing!!!!