Reviews Review: Wolf House Shares Stylistic Similarities With REC and The Descent Published 3 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 Advertisement You may like Wild Eye Unleashes Monster Flick ‘Wolf House’ in January Comments Advertisement Facebook Featured Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UoSqJFMS-A&t=20s Advertisement Latest Popular Videos Blu-Ray & DVD1 day ago Nucleus Films Releasing ‘Death Ship’ Extended Special Edition Blu-Ray in the UK This July Editorials2 days ago Bruce Markusen Looks Back at Six Horror Films from (1980) News4 days ago ‘Halloween Kills’ Director Teases Seriously Violent Michael Myers Murder Scene News4 days ago Todd McFarlane’s ‘Spawn’ Reboot in Very Active Development at Blumhouse Blu-Ray & DVD5 days ago ‘The Invisible Man’ Getting Uncut 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray in the UK This June News3 weeks ago New Details Revealed on ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Reboot News4 days ago ‘Halloween Kills’ Director Teases Seriously Violent Michael Myers Murder Scene News3 weeks ago ‘Halloween’ Watch Party With Jamie Lee Curtis and More Taking Place This Saturday Music2 weeks ago ‘Halloween Kills’ Update: David Gordon Green Provides More Details During Twitter Watch Party News3 weeks ago Another Official Still from ‘Terrifier 2’ Shows a Bloody Art the Clown Videos3 weeks ago [Video] Watch Tommy Lee Wallace Convert a Captain Kirk Mask into Michael Myers! News2 months ago [Video] Greg Nicotero Teases Giant Spider for “Creepshow” Season Two News2 months ago [Trailer] ‘Gremlins’ Star Zach Galligan Takes on Dolls, Clowns and Leprechauns in ‘Evil Little Things’ News3 months ago [Video] New Footage from the Set of ‘Halloween Kills’ Shows Michael Myers Walking the Streets News3 months ago [Trailer] Nia DaCosta and Jordan Peele’s ‘Candyman’ Dares You to Repeat His Name Five Times Trending Editorials4 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News3 years ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News3 years ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD3 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News3 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News3 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News3 years ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News3 years ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!