Purgatory House
Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars
Neophyte director/producer Cindy Baer helms the quirky goth afterlife drama Purgatory House, written by the prodigious 14-year-old scenarist Celeste Davis (who also stars). Davis plays Silver Strand, a backward teen who, disgusted with her status as a social pariah and unfulfilled goth hopeful, decides to off herself. She winds up in a purgatory realm that resembles a sketchy juvenile-delinquency home, watched over by Saint James, a caretaker perpetually dressed in a white suit (and played by Tom Hanks' younger brother, Jim Hanks). Once there, Silver must watch the activities of her… More

Available Online

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The names of Cindy Baer and Celeste Davis belong on the V.I.P. list of promising new filmmakers"
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
"A charming, touching, clever and all-around brilliantly crafted film about teen suicide."
‑ Eric Campos, Film Threat
"There's a lack of polish and, more importantly, an uninhibited demeanor to Davis's script which work well for the subject matter"
‑ Norm Schrager, Filmcritic.com
"A fairly compelling movie, but when one realizes that the screenplay was penned by a 14-year-old gal...it adds a whole new perspective to all the angst being tossed around."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"Natural Born Killers with heart."
‑ Jonathan W. Hickman, Entertainment Insiders
More reviews for Purgatory House on Rotten Tomatoes