- Elf 2017
Ken Cosentino, Matt D. Lord, Craig Avery (executive) for White Lion Studios
directed by Ken Cosentino, Matt D. Lord
starring Jessica Bell, Marcus Ganci-Rotella, Marc Sturdivant, Ken Cosentino, Elizabeth Houlihan, Rick Williams, Bill Kennedy, Gabor Mechtler, Austin Gold
written by Ken Cosentino, Elizabeth Houlihan
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A group of twenty-somethings (Jessica Bell, Marcus Ganci-Rotella, Marc
Sturdivant, Ken Cosentino, Elizabeth Houlihan, Rick Williams) make a trip
to a cabin in the woods for a weekend of hiking, hunting and partying of
course, and besides a marriage proposal and the usual shenanigans between
the friends nothing much happens that's worth reporting - but then they
find a dead animal on their porch one night, to find it gone the next
morning - and then one of them (Rick Williams) shoots and kills an animal
... that neither of them can even hope to classify - it could be anything
from Bigfoot to missing link to werewolf.
After some deliberations, our
heroes decide to take the creature home with them - and see whether they
can use it to somehow get rich and famous. Thing is, once at home, the
creature refuses to stay dead, launches a sneaky counter attack that
culminates in one of the friends (Marc Sturdivant) being dragged up
through the chimney before it escapes to the outside to put the others
under siege inside. Thing is, soon it becomes apparent that the creature
isn't alone, and it and its friends have other ways than the usual to
enter the house - and before long, out heroes' fight for survival turns
more and more desparate ...
Ok, so Wolf House is a found
footage movie, which might be a turn-off for many a potential viewer - and
I have to admit, in the beginning the shaky camera and constantly changing
POV shots do detract from the set-up rather than help it and make it hard
to even identify the characters or get a proper headcount. Thing is, once
the action starts setting in, the limitations of the found footage
approach are used to the film's fullest advantage, by giving the audience
only glimpses of the threat and making the monsters all the more of a
menace by keeping them in the shadows, by using split screen for creating
suspense, and making the madness and despair of the chase scenes all the
more palpable - and making the movie creepy as shit in the process!