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Director Robby Henson's psychological thriller House concerns a husband and wife who, attempting to patch up their marriage after the death of their child, decide on a spur of the moment to ignore their regularly scheduled therapy session and set off on a trip. After a car accident incapacitates their vehicle, the duo ends up at the title dwelling, where they meet another couple as well as the off-putting people who own the establishment. Soon, the two couples realize they must rely on each other in order to survive. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

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"Thankfully, the villains...keep things entertaining when they're on-screen, but too often take a backseat to tediously obvious flashback sequences."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, L.A. Weekly
"Christian-themed horror film too intense for kids."
‑ James Rocchi, Common Sense Media
"I walked into the movie expecting to give it one star, or lower. Instead, it was just mediocre."
‑ Austin Kennedy, Sin Magazine
"The film doesn't achieve the horror or creep factor it could have%u2014or that the trailer seems to promise%u2014mainly because of strange stylistic choices."
‑ Todd Hertz, Christianity Today
"The backstories keep piling up, with nods to The Shining, The Ring, and a dozen other gothic supernatural chillers, yet the result doesn't remotely scare you -- rather, it keeps explaining why you should be scared. That's why we're not."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Like most movies where belief makes up a good percentage of the narrative rationale and resolution, House has a very hard time with its dogma."
‑ Bill Gibron, PopMatters
"To say that mush-minded incompetence runs wild here would be to insult mush-minded incompetence everywhere."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Unsurprisingly, House fails to supply a sufficient level of fright; the picture seems content to wallow in confusion and convention, removing the novelty of faith to roll around in tired terror clichés and dreadful direction."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"Overall, the pacing and characters are where House suffers. The film works as a direct-to-DVD horror movie, but it definitely has its rocky moments."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"The cluttered, unconvincing dialogue -- not to mention Moseley's ongoing penchant for crazed overacting -- make it more of a genre curiousity than anything the Fangoria gang would likely want to sit through."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"Calling Extreme Makeover: HE. Your intervention is sorely needed at this disastrous would-be horror movie...from the same folks who gave you the awful Thr3e."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"Completing Roadside Attractions' HOUSE was physically draining, which is something a viewer should never have to endure when in theaters. The adaptation of the novel by Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker is preachy, whiney and painfully cliché."
‑ Brad Miska, Bloody Disgusting
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