It’s Found Footage vs. Extreme Haunts in The Houses October Built


I know some people are just opposed to found-footage no matter what, but to me, any medium works if you tell the right story for it, and I think this movie might have found it. With Halloween haunted house attractions getting more and more extreme, incorporating things like electric shocks and fake waterboarding, what would – could? – the most extreme one be? And if there were one off-the-books because it did cause actual danger – might something bad happen to people who tried to film it?

Rob Zombie’s House of 1,000 Corpses tried to tell a story like that, but descended into incoherence when the director stopped caring about the story. Now he’s making a movie about insane clowns.

I think maybe The Houses October Built could school him twice over. Watch the trailer and see what you think.