If you have been reading the Wall for any time at all, you know I have a panache for expressing grief, misery and disdain for Christian movies that don’t quite live up to a Christ-like expectation.
But I don’t think any CHRISTIAN movie will bewilder movie fans as much as this one taken from a spine-chilling novel from the direful duo, Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker. Wall Watchers, this is “HOUSE”:
Did I mention that spooky trailer is about a movie taken from a horror novel from CHRISTIANS?! Surely, amidst the harrowing screams you noted the allusions and references to scriptures? If you didn’t, that may be a good thing.
Often, some of the most effective evangelism is when people don’t realize Jesus is slapping them square in the grill. This should do the trick, and believe me, if this movie is half as intriguing and eerie as the book was, it’s worth the eight bucks and lukewarm popcorn.
So there’s this cerebral wacko dubbed the “Tin Man” who has a flair for terror who believes he – wait for it – killed God. Now, some wayfaring teenagers (please, you expected anything less from a slasher flick) find themselves in a house that makes Bates Manor look like a travel resort. Once trapped in this temple of doom, the kiddos have to take the life of one of their own or they will all perish.
And what makes this horror movie different? There is an underlying theme of forgiveness of sin.
It’s certainly Jesus-centric, but in the advent of Saw, Prom Night and anything Michael Bay is considering resurrecting from the 80s, this should have that “not for the old timers on the church pew” twist. Jesus freaks, mount up and support the Christian arts!