‘Fear has a new address.’
The Haunted House on Kirby Road is a 2016 Canadian comedy horror film directed by Stu Stone (making his directorial debut, Scarecrows being his next helmer – he’s an actor in Tar; Vampire Apocalypse; Donnie Darko) from a screenplay co-written with Adam Rodness (Scarecrows). Nina Kiri, Chris Kapeleris and Sammi Barber star.
Searching for one last adventure before graduating high-school, six stoner best friends try to debunk the urban legend of a local haunted house that may be responsible for the disappearance of Howard Greenfeld, a local teen who was said to have gone missing years ago…
“Had it stuck to playing with horror tropes I think it would have been a much better film, but as it is it’s still a good popcorn flick with not too much gore and some very unsettling special effects for the ghost. You’ll see the ending coming, but it isn’t a bad trip getting there.” Laura MacLeod, The Movie Critic Next Door
” …takes an age to get going and then rushes through over-familiar material – but it has a kind of Prom Night-ish amiability that’s disarming. Even if it’s hard to warm up to Truggers and Lucky, the rest of the kids are at least decent company while the plot-wheels are spinning en route to Kirby Road.” The Kim Newman Web Site
” …once the film moves into fright mode it gets creepy fast. Not only can the entity kill, it can possess your corpse, giving the film a bit of zombie action as well. Another nice twist is that you have to make eye contact with the thing to be affected, which makes looking where you’re going or dodge a dead friend a bit of a problem.” Jim Morazzini, Beneath the Underground
Nina Kiri (The Heretics; Let Her Out), Chris Kapeleris (Beyond Hell), Austin Duffy, Sammi Barber (Scarecrows), Andrew Pimento, Samantha Cole.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada