Havenhurst (2016) - Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Hohum Score

52

Bearable

A troubled young woman takes up residence in a gothic apartment building where she must confront a terrifying evil.

IMDB: 4.8
Director: Andrew C. Erin
Stars: Julie Benz, Belle Shouse
Length: 85 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 11 out of 43 found boring (25.58%)

One-line Reviews (24)

The more 'Havenhurst' progressed, the duller, more predictable, more senseless and less scary it got, and too many characters are too sketchy and with nowhere near enough to make one want to endear to them.

worst movie ever .

I found this to be a reasonably pleasing view, despite its predictable ending and poor reviews.

*SPOILERS*JUST DON'T waste your time.

'Havenhurst' drew me into seeing it, with a cool poster, an intriguing idea and as someone with a general appreciation for horror.

Ending is terrible, special effects are b-rated as well as the acting but overall somewhat entertaining and concept is not shabby

predictable .

The creepy building is full of trap doors, secret passageways plus a torture chamber, and is the best thing about this film.

Just a waste of time, don't even bother, if any movie deserves a total remake, it's this one!

Enjoyable Hokum .

The movie literally depends on its audience being completely ignorant of the historical facts surrounding the Mudgett story in order to have anything to serve up to the audience; if you know the Mudgett background, HAVENHURST is simply a tiresome exercise in tiptoeing through the intestines.

Intriguing ...

Despite a strong central performance and just a smidge of gruesome gore, the film never really delivers the chills, failing to get the pulse pounding with its hackneyed attempts at eerie atmospherics (the whole building could do with better lighting) and predictable jump scares (I lost count of how many times a creepy figure would suddenly rush past the camera in the foreground or behind a character).

She does a brilliant job and the movies concept is actually quite intriguing especially near the end where a big twist occurs.

Cliche .

Making the film feel bland and forgettable with not enough heart put into it.

While they can't save the movie from its own intrinsically limited playbook, Julie Benz and Fionnula Flanagan, who were also together in the TV series DEFIANCE, do provide some quality acting to help relieve the boredom.

Character development was sacrificed on the altar of interminable, plodding setup of ...

None of the characters are even vaguely believable or interesting - the script is utterly terrible and full of clichés to the degree where your completing sentences in your head half the time - the "scary" characters are at best kinda funny and the low budget is embarrassingly evident, in everything from the obviously fake hand being stabbed to the meaningless repetitive aerial shots of the so called havenhurst building...

Dull haven .

All characters and cliches are in this flick but it doesn't work out, it's all predictable.

Usually the story is so mundane that I find myself drifting off into other thoughts and really struggling to focus.

It's nonsense but enjoyable hokum.

You would waste your time.