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Summer House

  • Drama
  • 2008
  • Jean-Claude Lord
  • 90 mins
  • PG

Summary

Mystery thriller starring Lindsay Price as a wife who discovers that her husband and unborn son are at risk after they move into a house that's blighted by an ancient curse.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Lipstick Jungle's Lindsay Price adds good looks but very little else to this banal haunted-house tale. Struggling for naturalism in her weakly written role, she plays an introverted artist who's forced to find new inner strengths to break a curse that's afflicted the male heirs in her husband's family for centuries. Insubstantial plotting makes events dull and predictable, leading to a genre-hopping mishmash of visual styles, as director Jean-Claude Lord tries to boost his material and pick up the pace. Yet, despite his and the cast's best efforts, it's only the bursts of foreboding music that provide any sense of eerie atmosphere - a lazy device ill-served by the preposterous dialogue and lame finale.

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Credits

Cast

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Nikki WickershamLindsay Price
George Wickersham IV David Jones (5)
Margie MancusoSadie LeBlanc
Peter HughesNiall Matter
Virginia RobertsEmma Stevens
Celia CalvertSusan Bain
George Wickersham lllWalter Massey
Mr TrinkleJames Bradford
Professor Jill AmbroseMacha Grenon
Dr Alice BurkeYvette Harper Pouliotte

Crew

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DirectorJean-Claude Lord

Details

Guidance
Edited for violence and sex scenes.
Formats
Colour
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