Confessions of a Film Junkie: A review of “House of Bodies”
By: Brian Cotnoir
|What is wrong with some people?|
I haven’t done any research on Google or anything like that, but I would not be surprised if there was a Porn-site like this on the internet. The idea to the film sounds like a Sigmund Freud Wet-Dream. However, it is very weak in its execution. Part of the film deals with the actual murders while another part deals with a Detective asking a notorious Serial Killer, Henry Lee Bishop (a reference to real life American Serial Killer Henry Lee Lucas) for help because he thinks the killer he is looking for is copying Bishop’s crimes. It jump’s back in forth from the two main stories and it all seems too clustered and confusing. The story just doesn’t flow very well because it’s almost like two completely different films playing at the same time.
Now it’s time for my favorite part of the film reviews: Attacking the actors performances: The two main characters, Kelli & Kyle (played by Alexz Johnson and Harry Zittel) spend the majority of their time on camera acting cute together and bonding over a webcam. They are both really boring. Like so boring, that I honestly believe that they forgot they were the protagonists of this film and just stopped caring altogether about giving a competent performance. But they’re both nobody actors, I suppose, and the real attention in this film belongs to its stars, like Terrance Howard.
|Still glad you left the "Iron Man" Franchise?|
|Why Peter Fonda? Why?|
Then there’s Peter Fonda. He plays the incarcerated Serial Killer Henry Lee Bishop. His character gives off the Hannibal Lecter vibe but believe me he comes from giving an equal performance to Anthony Hopkins, but you can just tell from watching him that he is trying so hard to be like Anthony Hopkins in “Silence of the Lambs”. His main purpose in the film is to talk to Detective Starks and hopefully give him clues to how he can catch the copy-cat killer. Seriously Peter Fonda, what happened to you? You’re a Hollywood Legend. Why did you take a role in this awful film? It’s almost as bad as when you took that part in “Thomas & the Magic Railroad”. What were you thinking? Did you honestly believe in this film or were you just desperate for a paycheck. You deserve better, Mr. Fonda. Not only that but we all know that you are capable of doing better than some crappy straight to DVD Horror film.
|Fail to the Queen!|
“House of Bodies” is easily one of the crappiest films I have watched this year, and I think will be a top contender for my Year End Award for “Worst Film of the Year”. I’m just thankful that this film’s run time is only 78 minutes, because if I had to sit through a full 90+ minutes like most other films I review for this blog, I might have started bashing my head against the wall, so I wouldn’t have to finish it. Don’t waste your time on this film, people, IT. SUCKS!