8213: Gacy House 2010 NR CC

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Paranormal investigators wire serial killer John Wayne Gacy's former home with various types of paranormal detection and surveillance equipment - with grisly and terrifying results.

Starring:
Michael Gaglio, James Arthur Lewis
Runtime:
1 hour, 26 minutes

Product Details

Genres Mystery, Horror
Director Anthony Fankhauser
Starring Michael Gaglio, James Arthur Lewis
Supporting actors Brett Newton, Sylvia Panacione, Rachel Riley, Matthew Temple, Diana Terranova
Studio Warner Bros.
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details

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2.5 out of 5 stars

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Danyealle on November 18, 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Now, I admit, I adore B movies, especially the haunted house, spooky kind. When you enjoy such things, you take into account that they aren't going to be the greatest when it comes to things like acting, special effects and such. This was one of the better ones out there. It's in the genre with movies like the Blair Witch, Paranormal Activity and such but with the original premise that a paranormal investigative team was going to spend the night and investigate the house that was built on the grounds where John Wayne Gacy (serial killer) had lived and killed his victims. This was fairly original when it comes to movies of this kind. There were some things off that I noticed that were akin to glaring errors (such as the house they stayed in wasn't the standard ranch style build during that era but something from the 50's or earlier and a two story) and that there was a crawl space that was more akin to a basement but, overall, this was good. There was, of course, some bad acting and over dramatics (in a bad way) but it was good. Don't expect much as the way of a seriously dramatic script or superb special effects but it's good for a couple of jumps here and there and worth the money.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Mitchell Cassman on January 28, 2011
Format: Blu-ray
This (and I say it with all I can muster)"Movie" is possibly the worst movie I've seen in the past 25 years. It was all based on a lie. I grew up in the town next to Des Plaines/Norwood Park, IL. Where John Wayne Gacy Lived and burried his victims. I remember when the crime happened and watching the news every night for the new body count. The house was demolished at the end of the digging process and a patch of grass eventually covered his lot. There was NEVER A SECOND HOUSE BUILT. That's where the story becomes incredibly stupid. This movie is laughable. They want you to think it's the old house but remind the viewers every few minutes that it's a new house. This movie was not creepy at all.
Doors close by themselves, pictures fall off walls. This movie was so bad that
compared to The Blair Witch Project, it's a student quality piece of poop.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Ben Wasden on January 27, 2011
Format: DVD
I don't know how anyone could possibly like 8213: Gacy House, but some people do. I, on the other hand, found it be extremely boring and badly acted, not to mentioned bloodless. It's basically trying to cash in on the success of The Blair Witch Project and Paranormal Activity, which I honestly wasn't a fan of either of those. But I wanted to see 8213: Gacy House because I am fascinated with William H. Gacy, and I had just seen the interesting Dear Mr. Gacy. But this movie is just a silly joke. "Gacy" doesn't even appear until toward the end of the movie, a movie which doesn't contain anything scary, awesome, or cool. For a better movie about Gacy, check out the aforementioned Dear Mr. Gacy or even Gacy. And for a better haunted house flick, check out The House On Haunted Hill or Thirteen Ghosts. Just for God's sake, stay away from 8213: Gacy House. It's a waste of time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Todd Smith on February 22, 2013
Format: DVD
Camcorder or "found footage" films are inherently lazy, but they're cheap to make, so a lot of filmmakers are making them in the hopes that they will be the next Blair Witch or Paranormal Activity. 8213: Gacy House is one of these films and at first glance it looks like it's got everything it needs to be a winner. A serial killer, the paranormal, and a young good looking cast are usually the recipe for a very successful movie, but not here. I don't care much for these types of films to begin with, the acting is usually shitty and the constant movement of the camera makes me nauseous, but those aren't the only reasons to dislike 8213. The story makes no sense whatsoever and before making something like this, you'd think the director would have watched at least a couple episodes of Ghost Hunters. What kind of paranormal investigator goes ghost hunting with a half dozen people and then leaves the lights on!? Besides that huge flaw in the film, they're always saying they can feel something, with no evidence or hint that there's anything wrong, and when they do feel something, that's usually when nothing happens! The acting is awful, the cinematography is nauseating, the story is ridiculously stupid, and the special effects are complete garbage. The bottom line, 8213: Gacy House is a waste of a rental.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE on March 12, 2011
Format: DVD
This movie is obviously modeled on the blair witch approach - a bunch of folks do a documentary, they disappear, and we magically discover their tapes later. Despite blair, I enjoy that movie concept but recognize that, again given its predecessors, it must be done well. This one not so much. While its technically sound (ok acting, ok lighting, sets, etc.), it just fails to deliver a scare. As they movie progresses, paranormal things happen, but its so much more matter of fact, rather than part of a strategy to induce horror responses. Just not that engaging or interesting, but an ok watch if you had to. Highly recommend a rental before buy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John Olexa on October 12, 2013
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I have seen some bad horror movies in my time. Some so bad they were funny. 8213: Gacy House is so bad it's not even funny!! I ended up watching the whole movie manly because I kept thinking it has to get better... It never did. I gave it 1 star simply becasue there is no 0 star to click.
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