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 News23 hours ago Barbara Crampton “Would Love” to Return to ‘Re-Animator’ in a New Re-Imagining or TV Series News2 days ago Michael Myers Hangs Out With Mannequins in New Behind-the-Scenes Photos from ‘Halloween’ Reviews2 days ago Review: Leprechaun Returns is a Great Horror Throwback, Full of Fun Blood and Guts News2 days ago NECA Presents New 7″ Pennywise: The “Dancing Clown” Figure, Releasing 2019 News3 days ago Jamie Lee Curtis is Happy to Return for Next ‘Halloween’ Sequel But She’s Not Heard Anything News2 weeks ago Epic Behind-the-Scenes Photos from ‘Halloween’ Show Off the Mask and Gruesome Props News4 weeks ago Gruesome Behind-the-Scenes Photos from ‘Halloween’ Show Michael’s Deformed Hand News4 weeks ago ‘Leprechaun Returns’ Trailer Takes You Back to the Original Film’s Well News3 weeks ago New Line Cinema’s Third ‘Annabelle’ Film Gets an Official Synopsis News3 weeks ago New Trailer and Poster for ‘Lifechanger’ Will Drain the Life Out of You Advertisement Trending Horror Lists3 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News2 years ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News2 years ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! News2 years ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon Blu-Ray & DVD2 years ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News2 years ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News2 years ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News2 years ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!