‘Evil has a new home’
The House on Elm Lake is a 2017 British supernatural horror film directed by James Klass (Mother Krampus aka 12 Deaths of Christmas) from a screenplay by Scott Jeffrey (Unhinged; Fox Trap). The Proportion Productions film stars Becky Fletcher, Andrew Hollingworth and Faye Goodwin.
A man convinced that Lucifer was within him brutally murdered his wife and child in satanic sacrifice.
Now, years later, Eric (Andrew Hollingworth), Hayley (Becky Fletcher) and their daughter Penny (Faye Goodwin), move into the same house after being left unsold on the market. They think they got a good deal – but what they don’t know is that the House on Elm Lake has for centuries been home to the servants of Lucifer and that it holds a treacherous evil waiting to be unleashed…
Wild Eye Releasing is handling worldwide distribution. In the UK, the film was released on DVD on 11 September 2017 by Left Films with the cover title House on Elm Lake.
“Minor gripe aside, this is undoubtedly the most frightening British horror movie I’ve seen since Elliot Goldner’s Borderlands (2013). Chock-full of superbly scary imagery, and oozing with atmosphere, this was a real thrill to watch.” Dave Wain, The Schlock Pit
“The House of Elm Lake leaves you drained after watching, because it is a dark uncompromising film. Mixing raw horror and a surreal reality, it forces you to endure the events rather than enjoy them. Visually creative and relentless in its execution, it has an original feel of true horror, which fans have been waiting for.” Morbidly Beautiful
“At one point the bedroom door slams shut as a demonic voice shouts, “Get Out!” I had to laugh at the unintentional(?) reference. Mix in a dash of Rosemary’s Baby and that’s my only real complaint; that a good movie borrows elements from two other good movies. If that’s the worst I can write about, this is a solid flick.” Nik Holman, Nerdly
“There are thousands of films about someone getting possessed by Satan or the devil and goes on a killing spree etc. The film already has a mountain to climb before it has even started just to try and be different. But then that is where other faults come in that really don’t help.” Kevin Pike, Roobla
Director James Klass talks to Morbidly Beautiful
- Becky Fletcher (Fox Trap; Deadly Waters)
- Andrew Hollingworth (Suicide Club)
- Faye Goodwin (12 Deaths of Christmas; Unhinged)
- Lorena Andrea (Unhinged)
- Tara MacGowran (Fox Trap)
- Oliver Ebsworth
- Tony Manders (12 Deaths of Christmas)
- Kate Lush
- Charlotte Hawkins
- Tim Freeman
The film was originally shot in 2014 on hardly any budget, and then reshot in 2017 with a bigger budget and a script rewrite.