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Psychic Heather Burton (Charisma Carpenter, ''Angel'') and a team of TV ghost hunters travel to investigate a haunted house surrounded by rumors of paranormal activity. Upon their arrival they find a foreboding house with a mind of its own, and as darkness falls, the house begins to kill the crew one by one. With time running out, will they be able to outwit this terror and make it out alive?

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  • Actors: Charisma Carpenter, Corin Nemec
  • Directors: Jeffery Scott Lando
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Millenium Media Services
  • DVD Release Date: January 25, 2011
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003XUGTH2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #76,061 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "House of Bones" on IMDb

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3.5 out of 5 stars

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Bakuryuu Tyranno on February 11, 2011
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This time, Syfy have comissioned Nu Image, production company behind Shark Attack 3 and Skeleton Man, to produce a haunted house movie.

It kinda works. But really it's accidental genius; besides their notably "so-bad-its-good" films; Nu Image movies generally consist of the basic building blocks of an archetypical film.

Now, between ineffective big-budget films like the 1999 The Haunting and Darkness, and ineffective low-budget films like Crazy Eights and Return to the House on Haunted Hill, most modern haunted house films are... well, ineffective.

There are some good ones although the "average" for such a film tends to be pretty weak.

The result? That the basic building blocks of a haunted house movie, set up correctly, are ultimately more effective than the majority of the "competition".

Essentially, House of Bones is a decent haunted house film. It has... well, the bare essentials for a haunted house film, but still proves a decent time killer.

Incredibly, despite often interfering with the scripts of movies they commission, Syfy have been restrained here; there's very little CGI. Additionally the body count is low; very few expendable characters introduced in hopes of "keeping things interesting"

And that's great, because haunted house related films really need establishing time. The film didn't leave me feeling unsettled, but it had me buying the concept that the house was haunted & the characters couldn't just leave.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Hollie Johnson on November 11, 2010
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I found it to be an enjoyable movie. Not groundbreaking or mindblowing but it thrilled me. I enjoy Corin Nemec a lot and wish he was featured more than he was. However, Quentin is a fun character and well acted. Charisma is equally as fun to watch. The spoof of 'reality tv shows that want to suck in more viewers by playing on the supernatural' is great! I jumped out of my seat a few times. I wish this had come out around Halloween but I'm sure it will make it onto SyFy's menu soon enough. Enjoy!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 2, 2013
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I was watching this movie on cable and caught it in close to the end, so I went to check and see when it came on again, and that wa sthe only time. So I had to have this movie in my collection.
Love it
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tmadonna59 on March 1, 2013
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I enjoyed watching this movie. I don't like a lot of gore which this movie didn't have. It was just scary enough for me. The ending was pretty cool and sinister.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Luis on November 20, 2012
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Scary all the way. Worth every penny. It's scary just like the trailer makes it look. This movie will have you jumping
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By F. Ware on June 22, 2011
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OK, so the movie is not over the top great. But I like horror movies that give you a history about what is happening in the movie. This one was produced for TV so no gore here. I am a ScFi channel fan and I enjoyed this feature when it aired. Horror/ScFi fans will love this.
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By Wiz TOP 1000 REVIEWER on November 14, 2013
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This reminds me so much of 90's slasher style (a la "Scream") but it's supposed to be a paranormal.... in fact it really crosses sub-genres going all over the place and ultimately falls flat.

If I could narrow it down I'd say this movie completely fails to draw the viewer in by: (A) introducing the paranormal trauma too soon after we meet characters that aren't terribly sympathetic or even interesting (B) making what appears to be a fairly large house on the exterior shots look like a set for your typical sitcom on the inside which is just way too darn small for any respectable haunted house (C) inundating the film with completely anticlimactic shock moments (like "omg look what happened to what's-his-name.... dang.... that sucks") and (D) giving us an ending that is like straight out of 70's made-for-television campy thriller.

Again, this isn't cheesy or low-budget but on a scary-scale of 1-10 it rates at about a 2 which is why i'm giving it 2 stars overall. My advice is rent, don't buy. :(
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By julie alberts on November 4, 2013
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The acting was poor and silly at times. I had high expectations from other reviews and what friends said but maybe my expectations were just too high before I watched the movie. Very disappointed, guess it would be OK of you were expecting a B flick.
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