The Seasoning House

The Seasoning House

Paul Hyett (2012)

18 Certificate


Our Score
British special make-up/prosthetics genius Paul Hyett (The Descent, The Woman in Black) makes his directorial debut with this economically savvy and highly effective suspense shocker. In a makeshift Balkan brothel, deaf mute Angel (a dazzling Rosie Day) cares for the drugged sex slaves coerced into satisfying the needs of mercenaries on leave. When the men responsible for slaughtering her entire family arrive to indulge their twisted appetites, Angel takes brutal revenge, using crawl spaces behind the walls to carry out her bloody actions. The horror is harrowing, the splatter murders startling and the claustrophobia strongly evoked. In its nerve-shredding intensity and crucial emotional underpinning, this hard-hitter is influenced by Alfred Hitchcock and Roman Polanski, and Hyett continues to dial up the fear right through to the final upsetting twist. Sean Pertwee and Kevin Howarth make great villains, and look out for a cameo by The Descent director Neil Marshall.


A deaf-mute Balkans orphan is kidnapped and forced to work in a brothel, looking after the women who have been imprisoned there as sex slaves for the military. She puts her knowledge of the building's crawlspaces to use in planning revenge against those responsible for her suffering. Thriller, starring Rosie Day and Sean Pertwee.

Cast & Crew

Angel Rosie Day
Goran Sean Pertwee
Viktor Kevin Howarth
Violeta Anna Walton
Alexa Jemma Powell
Dimitri David Lemberg
Arijana Amanda Wass
Branimar Sean Cronin (2)
Aleksander Tomi May
Samira Emma Briton
Director Paul Hyett
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: KaleidoscopeGuidance: Violence, swearing, drug abuse.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 21 Jun 2013