Reviews Review: Wolf House Shares Stylistic Similarities With REC and The Descent Published 2 years ago on February 3, 2017 By Gareth Paterson Share Tweet Ken Consentino has proven he can achieve impressive results on a next to nothing budget. It’s also clear he’s capable of using the same premise to create completely different films. His recent parody Attack of the Killer Shrews! plays up the hilarious chaos of a panic stricken group being attacked by furry creatures. Wolf House has a similar premise except replaces shrews with Bigfoot. However this is a much more serious and technically impressive film. Shot in a found footage style it has the naturalistic believability of The Blair Witch Project but without the tedious pacing that makes that film so boring when rewatched. Handheld forest footage, tense night vision sequences and split screen inserts tell the story of six hunters struggling to survive after running into what they believe is a Sasquatch. Consentino’s troupe of actors manage to retain the humour they had in Shrews! while also keeping their likeable characters grounded in reality. Sound is emphasised as the cast often have to rely on their voices in performances that are often filmed at angles obscuring their faces. Especially in the case of Consentino himself who plays a character capturing the carnage. Elizabeth Houlihan shines as Donna, who is shot less peripherally from the camera than the others and therefore gets to show off great range from tenderness to pained horror. Though Wolf House shares stylistic similarities with REC and The Descent it’s editing choices and interesting/unusual creature designs give it a uniqueness. As things take a darker turn the film occasionally cuts to footage of the group in happier moments, creating a tragic juxtaposition. Fast camera work gives urgency to the manic third act. Although the tensest moment in the film is a fixed shot of an obviously real game of five finger fillet. Wolf House is a fine example of what independent cinema can achieve with a talented cast and original direction. Related Topics:Elizabeth HoulihanJessica BellKen ConsentinoMarcus Ganci-RotellaMatt D. LordWolf House Up Next Review: ‘The Greasy Strangler’ Performances are Deliberately Stiff Don't Miss Review: Turbo Kid Has the “Splatstick” Humour of Early Peter Jackson Continue Reading Advertisement You may like Wild Eye Unleashes Monster Flick ‘Wolf House’ in January Click to comment Facebook Advertisement Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0T8C3JIJLA&t=22s Twitter Follow @DUHDNews Advertisement Latest Popular Videos Blu-Ray & DVD1 day ago Peter Jackson Confirms that ‘Bad Taste’, ‘Braindead’, and ‘Meet the Feebles’ Will Get 4K Restorations on Blu-Ray Blu-Ray & DVD2 days ago ‘Halloween’ 2018 is Now Available to Pre-Order on 4K Ultra HD (UK) Blu-Ray! News2 days ago Watch Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger in First Teaser Clip from “The Goldbergs” Reviews3 days ago Review: ‘Halloween’ (2018) Delivers on its Promise to Make Michael Myers Scary Again! News5 days ago Official ‘Death House’ Trailer, Bloody Imagery, and Poster Awakens Hell Blu-Ray & DVD1 day ago Peter Jackson Confirms that ‘Bad Taste’, ‘Braindead’, and ‘Meet the Feebles’ Will Get 4K Restorations on Blu-Ray News3 weeks ago ‘Halloween’ Writer Danny McBride Has Ideas for Potential Sequel News2 weeks ago Rob Zombie Shares New Photo of Sid Haig as Captain Spaulding in ‘Three From Hell’ News3 weeks ago New Video Takes You Behind-the-Scenes of David Gordon Green’s ‘Halloween’ Blu-Ray & DVD4 weeks ago Tom Savini’s 1990 ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Remake is Available Again on U.S. Blu-Ray Advertisement Trending Horror Lists3 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News1 year ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News1 year ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD1 year ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News1 year ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News2 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News1 year ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News1 year ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!