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3.81 h 26 min201616+
Carrie, a religious fundamentalist, is given a new stepsister after her mother remarries - to a woman. Forced to move into a new house with people she cannot accept, Carrie must overcome her fears and beliefs to save her new sister from the paranormal forces that now haunt them.
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Frank Lin
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Heather LangenkampSamantha MumbaAaron Hill
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SuspenseHorror
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English [CC]
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3.2 out of 5 stars

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Edumacated ConsumerReviewed in the United States on September 14, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
A SHOCKINGLY GOOD MOVIE!
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I had very low expectations about this movie ....mostly because I was coming from a string of duds here! Oh how I cannot stand the home video quality of some of the films on Prime or any platform ewy!
THIS was NOT one of those AND IT WAS ACTUALLY as I said SHOCKINGLY good of a scary film!
There were quite a few moments where I jumped out of real sudden frights! AT one point I almost lost a breath it shocked me so BAD! I had to catch the breath! For one thing both Samantha Mumba & the elder daughter are so so SO easy on the eyes> Samantha's acting is also surprisingly very good I believed her I really did & she seems natural!
Over all all actors were very believable to me & I just really enjoyed this film. IT had all he right elements, although what really wold have taken it over the top for me would have been in the scene when the boy friend is over (oh kind of a spoiler alert stop here if you just don't want to know) & he strikes OUT with the elder daughter because Tia the younger daughter appears...when the older daughter goes to put Tia to bed and the boyfriend is alone when teh TV suddenly turns on?...If they could have used the same CREEPY CARTOON with the CREEPY MUSIC that was in a previous scene when Tia was watching TV ...NOTHING for me is more CREEPY than an old black & white cartoon with the big eyed Felix the Cat sort of animation AND that SAME old organ carnival type of music playing on a TV in the background. There was a similarly creep scene though not animation in the film "The Babadook" just something about OLDER black & white plus creepy on the telly that does it for me. Instead when the boyfriend has the TV pop on by itself...it's the cheering crowd of a ball game or something of a ball game playing on the. There is ABSOLUTELY nothing scary about a cheering crowd or a sports announcer so it took away from the scare factor big time for me personally. Other than THAT I just had NO IDEA by the time we learn what has happened so it was not ONLY chock full of good old fashioned fright JUMP moments....but it had a twist we just NEVER saw coming AT ALL!
SO this counts as one of my unexpected charms! I really enjoyed this film as a horror fan! Although I really think I am MORE of a CHILLER THRILLER fan than "horror" because there doesn't really have to anything "horrible" in a film to make it a THRILLER so I kind of dislike the word "horror" because some "THRILLERS" or even ghost stories are actually ..."beautiful" I ask what is so "horrible" about Samantha Mumba OR Kerry Knuppe is elder daugher character's name oh these two beauties CANNOT be anything called "horror" if you ask me! LOL
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Alex CarsonReviewed in the United States on September 10, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Amateur Hour
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This film is just ok. About the only explanation we get, comes from the next door neighbor when he comes to visit with a housewarming gift. The idea is creative enough to have real potential, with a sort of Sixth Sense style twist, yet the execution of the idea is lackluster. We don't get a lot of background on why the previous owner is ominous or any rumors about things that are have supposed to have previously happened in the house. We just know he used to be a ventriloquist with a dummy, and we know that his family never came to visit him. Would you visit an old loner uncle who plays with dolls? It almost seemed like a ridiculous homage to R. L. Stine's Goosebumps in a way. And so we have a creepy picture of the old man in one of the rooms near the kitchen. That's about as much as the previous occupant has to do with this story. The actors do have potential, I believe, but the director doesn't seem to know how to coach them to perform to that potential. The best of the lot was the actor who played the older sister's boyfriend, but he probably has the easiest motivations to understand. I would not call this a real bona-fide thriller, as much of the shock value comes from simple "jump" scare tactics. Being startled is not the same at all as being horrified. The film never really manages to build much suspense or attaches enough emotional value to any of the characters to make you care what happens to them, and that is perhaps the film's worst failing. A previous reviewer nailed it, in my opinion. Put this one on in the background while you're doing other things. That way, you won't feel like your time was wasted unnecessarily. If you're looking for real horror, keep scrolling; "Home" truly doesn't deliver on that promise!
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J. LockeReviewed in the United States on July 10, 2017
2.0 out of 5 stars
Meh
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I can often find things to appreciate even in those awful cheesy horror movies, and I went into this one with very low expectations. The actors were fine. The story was okay-ish. The writing... and character direction??? OMG kill me.

A. My kid is my kid - I wanted to punch Heather when she was trying to make excuses to placate her wife. What the f--- ever. If you're with me, you're with my kid and you will not expect me to treat yours better than my own. That and the fact that the little one was a TERROR - just ended up hating the moms. Got better when they went away.
B. The focus on the 'omg, you're lesbians' moment was dumbly awkward. Like really, was this supposed to be set in the 50s?
C. Not quite sure where the writers grew up and their life experiences, but in general, most people I know that live in an 'alternative' lifestyle that appreciate acceptance and tolerance are not typically so intolerant and unaccepting of a person's choices, be it relationship or religion. As long as the person isn't oppressing them, do what you do for you. This was jarringly unrealistic.
D. Again, not sure the writer's experiences - but the religious daughter... I'm all for freedom of choice and not following blindly - but she was an odd mix of uber christian and not. Curls up with her bible when frightened, but then as soon as the bf is there its wine and making out that would have gone further? Just seemed inconsistent to me.
E. I also agree with another reviewer - the little girl just did not give off the creep vibe. She looked sleepy. Jodelle Ferland - while in danger of being typecast as the creepy little girl forever - had that role down pat.

Not a lot of scare, some jump moments I guess. Some effects were bad, sure. It felt like there was story missing actually... that would have better rounded out some of the emptiness. Or they'd pretty much had two stories and couldn't commit and tried to blend them together - other reviewers are right - its like they started off with the house/ghost thing and then the end was part of a different story.

One thing I DID appreciate... main girl's hair was jacked after all the drama and demon action. Most real moment in the movie. Toss it on in the background while you're doing something else, didn't feel like I wasted all that much time. Got some quests done and lunch eaten with it on. :)
9 people found this helpful
handicapped shopperReviewed in the United States on September 2, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Another horrible Amazon offering
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Religious fanatic has mom who is now in a marriage with another woman! Get it? The religious daughter takes offense. Horror follows. The true horror is this movie. Another Amazon loser. I think they buy these things by weight! It's certainly not by quality. Wow!
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bugmanReviewed in the United States on October 8, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Home is Where Heather Langenkamp is...
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Home (2016). Obviously, I watched this movie because Heather Langenkamp is in it, and she is, but not nearly enough. A blended family consisting of a married couple and their daughters move into a new house together. Heather's daughter is not excited about the new arrangement, disagreeing with her mother's Queerness, as well as the atheism of her new step-mom and sister. And then, stuff starts to happen, the requisite bumps in the night and slamming doors and strange and frightening visions. What begins as an interesting family drama with some meaty religious exploration turns into a kinda rote and bland exercise by the end, which is too bad, because Home was really crackling early on. In positioning the eldest daughter as an unyielding fundamentalist facing supernatural events as well as the upheaval of her family in ways that challenge and scare her, Home was really presenting material that should lead to really delicious tension. Instead, after some really sharp early moments, Home sort of goes for the modern ghost story tropes of like dolls and creepy kids and freaky looking ghosties. Oh well. At least this movie has something to say; whether it does so effectively or not is up for debate. And like I said: HEATHER LANGENKAMP! The rest of the cast is solid.
Chandler AdamsReviewed in the United States on August 27, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Fun but offbeat horror
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This movie is watchable without being completely mad at yourself later. That’s not to say it’s great. The acting is uneven. The script didn’t seem to flow. It felt like they had a lot of ideas but no clue how to make them great. I found it a little lazy that most of the characters had some version of their own name as the character name. Heather was Heather, Samantha was Samantha, the male lead is named Aaron Hill, his character name is... surprise Aaron. We had a slight change when the character Carrie is played by Kerry. They had a twist but it wasn’t presented well. It does however manage to entertain and my main goal when watching movies is being entertaint.
3 people found this helpful
JessieReviewed in the United States on May 13, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
I liked it. Don't expect gore.
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I rated 4 stars because I liked it. It wasn't a great movie, but it had an interesting plot and I actually didn't expect the twist at the end. I almost didn't watch it because I thought the cover looked ridiculous. It isn't gory, which is a plus for me, but that's just a matter of preference. There are some things I didn't particularly like. The CGI was absurd at times, and I personally found it a bit depressing by the end. I think that's because I'm a mom though.
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William WolcottReviewed in the United States on November 13, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Why I like it
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In today's era of wokeness, if one wants a movie to be accepted, one must make it woke. The maker/director of this movie did just enough to make it woke, but was clearly not interested in making this movie part of the Marxist Owellian agenda of basically everything today.

This is a good old fashioned, typical scary/ghost story movie with all of the clichéd events. Nice little twist at the end, too.

Praise to tricking the woke disgusting-ness!
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