H.P. Lovecraft’s Witch House (2022) Movie Review

H.P. Lovecraft’s Witch House – Disturbing Nightmare Creation

H.P. Lovecraft's Witch House

Director: Bobby Easley

Writer: Bobby Easley, Ken Wallaca (Screenplay)

Cast: Michelle Morris, Julie Anne Prescott, Andrea Collins, Erin Trimble, Solon Tsangaras, John Johnosn

Plot: Graduate student Alice Gilman is running from an abusive past. She seeks refuge in the infamous Hannah house; a historic home with an ominous past. Determined to prove the possibility of alternate dimensions, she unknowingly unlocks a gateway to unimaginable horror. Facing a series of bizarre and violent events, Alice is plagued by nightmarish dreams of these evil entities. Trapped between the 4th dimension and reality, the diabolical truth is revealed as Alice fights for her sanity and her very soul.

Runtime: 1 Hour 22 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: H.P. Lovecraft’s Witch House starts as Alice (Morris) is escaping her abusive relationship. Finding a room in an attic, meeting fellow resident Tommi (Prescott). Alice wants to continue her studies into alternate dimensions, with his home being perfect for her.

The more research Alice conducts, she starts learning more about the witch within the history of the home. The deeper she gets into the mystery, the more disturbing the truth becomes.

Thoughts on H.P. Lovecraft’s Witch House

Characters & Performances

Alice is escaping her abusive relationship, trying to continue her studies into the alternate dimensions. She wants to learn more about the potential of angles creating gateways between dimensions. Alice does start to question what is real, as she finds herself becoming connected with a higher power.

Tommi is a resident in the home too, she becomes friends with Alice. Having a unique connection to Alice, one that will help drive the research she conducts.

In the supporting cast we only get a few characters that fill in blanks for Alice. Most are left to be in the middle of not knowing what we can trust.

Michelle Morris takes the leading role in the movie. She will show the descent her character goes through, never knowing what is around the corner. The supporting cast in the movie are strong, even if they don’t get enough screen time to shine.

Story

The story follows a student that finds herself getting more than she bargained for after moving into a new home. One helping her understand the study into angles creating gateways to alternate dimensions.

Using the H.P. Lovecraft story that we saw ‘Masters of Horror’ use before. The idea that evil is waiting through unusually created angles in buildings, is an interesting concept. We will get into a lot more nightmarish creations in this version of the story. One that will look to give us shocking disturbing images. Ones that get more disturbing as the story unfolds.

Themes

H.P. Lovecraft’s Witch House is a horror mystery looking to dive into the legendary authors theories. Using the nightmare creations of what could be between dimensions, good and evil. Showing us how even a simple placement of a building could have darker sinister motivations. We get plenty of horror in the movie, with most of the visions, creations being stuff of nightmares.

Final ThoughtsH.P. Lovecraft’s Witch House is a disturbing trip into the mind of Lovecraft’s theories.

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