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House of 9
House of 9
Actors: Dennis Hopper, Kelly Brook, Hippolyte Girardot, Peter Capaldi, Susie Amy
Director: Steven R. Monroe
Genres: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
R     2006     1hr 26min

Nine strangers wake up in a house with no recollection of how they got there and no way out. A voice on the PA introduces them to the grisly game they?ve been chosen to play ? Last man standing wins $5 million in cash and...  more »


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Actors: Dennis Hopper, Kelly Brook, Hippolyte Girardot, Peter Capaldi, Susie Amy
Director: Steven R. Monroe
Creators: Al Khalifa, Alan Latham, Alastair Burlingham, Alistair Wilson-Gough, Andrei Boncea, Douglas W. Miller, François Cohen-Séat, Philippe Vidal
Genres: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Bauer
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 02/14/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 26min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, French

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Movie Reviews

Hopper comes close to being the K.O.D.
Barry Brandon | Phoenix, AZ | 11/14/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Movies not bad and I do like the cast, all but Dennis Hopper who can be the kiss of death in my mind.
D. Hopper gives a so so performance and really does not get the chance to chew up the screen as much as he could have so I can not blame this movies let downs on him, but man does this movie seem like everything else I have seen lately, Saw comes to mind.
The Cop and the black kid were stand outs but the French dude just got on my last nerve.
Watch it and let us know your thoughts on it.
Linda Lu | USA | 09/02/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Well I liked it. And the endings a real big....well, see for yourself!!! Alternate possible title: Survival of the Meanest...or of the Luckiest! Just watch it. BUT RENT IT FIRST BEFORE BUYING IT. That's my opnion. The ending will kill ya. I just couldn't beleive it. AWESOME & SURPRISING ENDING! Give it a try."
When are these annoying characters going to die, already?
Daniel Jolley | Shelby, North Carolina USA | 06/20/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"House of 9 offers very little but a slightly new twist on an archetypal horror motif and some pretty incomprehensible casting. Dennis Hopper as a priest? I mean, come on, a priest? Hopper? Casting really dropped the ball all the way around on this one, I'm afraid. Hopper is probably the best actor of the whole bunch. They should have called this movie House of 9 Bad Actors, or House of 9 Characters You Desperately Want to See Die. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you actually have to slog through the entire first half of the movie to get to the first of the characters' eagerly-anticipated deaths. The first forty five minutes is basically these nine people moaning about their fate and verbally attacking one another.

So here's the premise. Nine individuals are randomly chosen to partake in a little contest, and by chosen I mean kidnapped, drugged, and deposited within the confines of a mysterious house. Once they all awaken and gather together, they learn that one of them will win five million dollars. There will be no consolation prizes for the losers, however, as they will all be dead. You see, in order to win, you have to outlive the other eight people in the house. So who are these lucky people chosen to take part in this deadly little game? Well, you have a priest (Hopper), a dancer, a criminal, a pro tennis player, a fashion designer, a cop, a composer and his wife, and a would-be rapper, each and every one a total stereotype, especially the rude, vulgar, selfish, cop-hating rapper (honestly, I'm surprised someone in the black community hasn't protested this film's racist characterization of the offensive rapper).

Once they're satisfied that there is no way out of this place, the group comes together and sort of decides not to play the madman's game, as he obviously wants them to turn on and kill one another. That spirit of mutual cooperation amongst suffering doesn't last long, of course. These characters are all so incredibly annoying, there's no way anyone could put up with them for long. You'll be ready to reach in and strangle every last one of them yourself long before they stop bickering and get down to the business of showing audiences the ugly side of human nature.

Once characters start dying (immediately after taking a quick break from their verbal sparring in order to bump and grind against one another to some really bad rap music), the movie finally finds a little traction in the blood that is spilled. The second death is a particularly brutal thing to watch. It's all downhill from that point, though, as the filmmakers dropped whatever pretense of character development there was and just had everyone start killing each other. It leads up to a fairly decent ending, but there was really no way for the film to recover from its disastrous first half.

Dennis Hopper does provide some unintentional entertainment, though. He plays what I assume is an Irish priest, but he has a habit of forgetting his fake accent - and when he does actually remember to use it, he sounds more like some Indian chief out of an old western than an Irishman. I guess I should mention the fact that all of these characters are European, so you've got accents flying all over the place in this one.

Definitely, those entering the House of 9 should beware of stereotypes, clichés, accents, and overused horror motifs. And don't go expecting a nice nude scene or two to help you over the rough patches, either. There were only two women in the film I would even want to imagine naked, and neither one comes close to revealing anything at all. It also bugs me that "the Watcher" can afford this big, escape-proof house and five million dollar payouts, but the cameras he has installed in every room are no better than the crappy security cameras you find in banks. All in all, I think I'm being pretty darn generous in giving this film three stars."
You will get blindsided by the unexpected finish!
Cuppa Joe | Chicago, IL | 04/09/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Speaking as a Kelly Brook fan and not as a movie critic I'm going to say thumbs down to this one.

Okay. I have to admit I was expecting/hoping to see Kelly in some sexy clothes and maybe a bikini or even a nude scene. There was none of the above.

This movie has a very thin plot. A bunch of people get locked into a house and resort to killing each other. There is a lot of "B movie" grade acting but I will admit I liked the surprise ending! Just when you think you know how it's going to end...Bam! You will get blindsided by the unexpected finish!

If you like B movie thrillers with at least one pretty girl then you should add this movie to your collection.

If you are fan of Kelly Brook you should check out Survival Island.
Survival Island
Survival Island is an adventure movie and Kelly is in a bikini showing off her nice legs and everything else for the entire film.