Day 66 – In the House of Flies



Movie Title: In the House of Flies

First Watch / Repeat Viewing

Running Time: 1 hr. and 29 min.

Rated: UR

Who did I watch with?: Flying Solo

Where did I watch it?: Home


In the House of Flies is about a couple that is kidnapped and held captive in a basement. They went on a trip where Heather (Lindsay Smith) had high expectations of her boyfriend Steven (Ryan Kotack) regularly bringing up the possibility of marriage. They then get in a car where they are drugged and hidden away in a basement. The basement has a phone and several locked brief cases. The phone is hardwired into the house and can receive calls from the home above exclusively.

In the basement they can see a nearby forest, hear large animals, and are at times invaded by flashing lights from the window. They do not see their captor and are forced to drink rain water through a broken window to survive. On the fourth day of their captivity Heather tells Ryan she is pregnant. Conditions in the basement deteriorate from that point forward. Hunger sets in. Disturbing items appear in the suitcases. Morale is low.

In the House of Flies is another movie I watched because it featured a guest spot by my personal idol Henry Rollins. I had no expectations that this movie would be good and it did not exceed my expectations. The acting is hammy as hell. The lighting is at times so bright that the film appears washed out. It has a couple of really dreadful special effects pieces including a montage where a rat is cooked with a single match and some paper. The biggest problem with the movie is that nothing happens. The couple gets kidnapped. They are in the basement and progress is dreadfully slow from there until the end of the movie which lacks resolution.


It isn’t the worst thing I’ve ever seen, but there isn’t much worth seeing either. Skip it.

Tomorrow’s Movie: The 15:17 to Paris (2018)

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