The Haunting Of Alice D DVD Review
The story: In 1898, Delilah and her young sister Alice were sold into sexual slavery at a Davenport brothel where Alice meets a tragic end. In present day, the brothel manor has now been passed down to a Davenport descendant (Joe). Joe just happens to be throwing a party at the manor with his guests being some friends and prostitutes. The party doesn’t exactly go as planned, however, when strange occurrences begin to happen that may or may not be tied to the past. Cue the spooky music.
For a 79 minute indie movie, very little actually happens in “The Haunting of Alice D.” It’s a decidedly slow “horror” film that attempts to spend time with the characters. That would be fine if the characters were interesting, but unfortunately, virtually everyone is one dimensional or a scumbag except for two kind hearted characters.
As the movie drags on and on, you keep hoping something happens, but it really never does. Sure, the last 11 minutes features some intense imagery, but it’s so rushed and poorly shot that you won’t care about (or even comprehend) what is going on. For the most part, the actual “scares” are limited to visions, people feeling weird, objects moving, and a few ghostly visages (none of which are remotely suspenseful).
On a side note, if you’re a horror fan picking this up because Kane Hodder is listed as a cast member, I wouldn’t get too excited. Not only is he barely in it, but his role isn’t memorable in the least.
Presentation: 2.35:1. How does it look? The movie looks cheap, but the transfer is passable.
Audio Track: Dolby Digital 5.1. How does it sound? Between the weak ADR and the comically loud sound f/x, this track is subpar at best.
The only extras are RLJ Entertainment trailers.
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