The Bleeding House
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Meet the Smiths parents, Marilyn (Betsy Aidem) and Matt (Richard Bekins, Limitless), and teens, Gloria (Alexandra Chando, As The World Turns), 16, and Quentin (Charlie Hewson, Holy Rollers), 18 - a family full of secrets who keep themselves to themselves. When a sweet-talking Texan (Patrick Breen, Eli Stone, Radio) first arrives on the doorstep of their back-road Midwestern home, his calm, outgoing nature and particular brand of neighborly Christian philosophy seems to be just the remedy the Smith family needs. As the stranger s true motivations come to light, however, he emerges as a cold, driven killer, who thinks he has been sent straight from God to serve punishment upon the family for their past.
What follows in this tightly wound and visceral horror/thriller is a desperate game of cat and mouse between the stranger and his prey. Will he succeed in his goal to bleed them of their sins or will the family s haunted past prove to be even more deadly than he bargained for? THE BLEEDING HOUSE is a terrifying portrait of how the sins of one can stain an entire family.
- Alternative Ending, presented by American Express
- Deleted Scenes include Benediction and Nick ties girlfriend
Top Customer Reviews
The film's greatest asset is lead Patrick Breen (a terrific character actor relishing this showy role). Appearing at the rural homestead of the enigmatic Smith family, this Southern gentleman quickly ingratiates himself with the clan with his offbeat wisdom and unorthodox manner. Breen may not be the non-threatening traveler that he seems, but the Smiths aren't your average family either. Every major player is harboring secrets and resentments about a violent incident that has ostracized them from the community. Just as everyone settles in for the evening, real motivations become apparent and the blood starts to flow. Through it all, Breen carries on with his extended diatribe about the soullessness of man, his role in polite society, and the importance of the Smiths confronting their darkest demons.Read more ›
Breen exudes a chilling charm as a mysterious stranger who insinuates himself into a deeply disturbed family with dark secrets of their own. Alexandra Chando plays "Blackbird", the strange teen who seems more than slightly off center. We soon learn Blackbird is more than a match for her captor.
BLEEDING HOUSE deserves credit for a novel approach to the serial killer genre but I felt somewhat cheated by its ambiguous climax. However, Breen--who I remember from guest roles on LAW AND ORDER and THE GOOD WIFE--should definitely garner bigger roles in the future.
A gentleman stranger wanders up to their back door, claiming car troubles, and makes himself look like a suffering lamb, caught out in the cold night, to sleep in his car. The father wants to invite him in, but the mother doesn't want to. She looks like she is a bit more wise about not trusting strangers and I'm on her side. He wheedles his way in and that was his plan. After an ugly scene in Black Bird's room when a live bird she had stashed in a box gets loose, and is flying around, and Mom is perturbed with her like this isn't the first time. She reminds Black Bird she isn't suppose to have anything "live," and demands that she hand over the bird while the stranger is watching. He is fascinated even more with the daughter when she shows her cruel defiance to her Mom with the captured bird and in clear view of a him also.Read more ›
The concept was interesting, can't say that the whole don't invite strangers into your house thing hasn't be done before.. but at least there were more twists to it than normally seen. I don't think this movie had any real suspense moments where Im looking through my fingers to see whats going to happen next.. it just kind of is what it is.. you think something is going to happen and you are mostly right.
Maybe I missed something, but I was slightly confused as to one of the characters. Didn't really explain anything and you are just left thinking.. ok whats the deal? Or maybe it was so deep in meaning I missed it entirely. HAHA you never know.
I say its worth the watch for something unique, but don't expect too much.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
unusual film.the leading actor was brilliant id like to see more of him-what is he doing now? clever,creepy and i LOVED IT,especially patrick breen.Published 3 months ago by Stanley Holt
I really, genuinely liked this. Everything, from the stranger to the family to the fact that Black Bird looks like one of my friends. Only thing that irked me was the mother. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Alex Bithray
I watched this movie about a week ago and I don't remember a thing about it. Skip it.Published 18 months ago by BarbieandKindle
I like it, very much but the reason I could not give it a 5 star is because the ending of this story, bled out the plot.Published 18 months ago by L. Adams
(4.5/5 stars) A family with dark secrets is visited by a man with his own secrets. Excellent movie, if a bit predictable. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Alex C.
unexpectedly good solid plot. it's fun and very twisted. there are moments when it reminds me of the calibre of some of the HBO series scripts.Published 19 months ago by lawrence chan