Haunted House Has Much Deeper Meaning
- Friday, November 07, 2008
Unlike most Christian movies, the message here is subtle. Believers will get it, and connect to the biblical symbols, but they’re not heavy-handed. No one reads any four spiritual laws or explains in painstaking detail how to get saved. Basically, House is a parable, and just as it was in Jesus’ day, if you see the meaning, you see it. Even if you don’t, you can still enjoy the story and ponder the meaning. Finally! Someone who gets the importance of this story-telling technique.
House also looks and feels like a movie you would want to see in the cineplex—another rarity among Christian films. You can, too. It opens today in 450 theaters nationwide. If you like horror movies and psychological thrillers, you’ll want to be there.
And now, I need to go and hide under my blankets.
- Drugs/Alcohol: Several scenes with drinking.
- Language/Profanity: A few strong obscenities.
- Sex/Nudity: No nudity; no sex. In one extended scene, various illusions to pedophilia.
- Violence: Strong psychological violence, including characters who hunted down, stalked, shot at and attacked with various weapons, including an ax. Some blood, but very little gore. Most violence is implied and/or offscreen. There are several murders, but the killing is usually out of frame. In one scene, a child kills an adult with a shotgun.
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