Digital Film Review “Home: The Horror Story”

Directed by: Temístocles López
Starring: Richard Beymer, Grace Zabriskie and Tracy Nelson
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 90 minutes

Our Score: 1 out of 5 stars

Let me start with the fact, that it takes a lot if anything to really offend me and this one is no different. Though if you get easily offended, I would think try about this film because its primary objective is to attempt to offend you. Even though the film is subtitled “The Horror Story”, it plays like a strict comedy (although not funny at all) with no actually horror aspects. Of course unless you consider racism, pedophilia, incest, rape, and murder…aspects of horror. “Home” really does not leave anything untouched. But it is not paritcular vulgar since it approaches each issue with satire. Still I think it tries to hard to offend that it doesn’t focus on one issue to succeed in.

The film’s premise follows Bob Parkinson, a very conservative family, who after getting into a car accident ends up having to get a brain operation. After returning home he realizes that things are a lot different since he left and it is a mix between a very vivid experiences to a horrifying nightmare. He finds out his daughter was kidnapped and is being ransomed off piece by piece, his wife has turned into a sex maniac, his son is a closet homosexual who has been sleeping with a priest and much more madness.

If you are a fan of this film, originally released in 2000, you might enjoy this newly re-mastered version. It is currently available on iTunes to rent or purchase. I wouldn’t recommended it at all to be honest but to each is own. “Home” was compared to the work of John Waters but if you go that far you just might as well watch a John Waters film, since you will be met with better quality.

2 Replies to “Digital Film Review “Home: The Horror Story””

  1. Mike, You clearly just don’t “get” this film. You’ve got to have a dark sense of humor to fully appreciate its wicked sarcasm.

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