Beneath the fake blood and cheap masks of countless haunted house attractions across the country, there are whispers of truly terrifying alternatives. Looking to find an authentic, blood-curdling good fright for Halloween, five friends set off on a road trip in an RV to track down these underground Haunts. Just when their search seems to reach a dead end, strange and disturbing things start happening and it becomes clear that the Haunt has come to them…
A director fumbles through a self-inspired play in an attempt to reclaim his creative integrity.
Recovering from the trauma of being kidnapped last Halloween by the Blue Skeleton - a group who take "extreme haunt" to another level - five friends decide they must face their fears in order to move on. Heading back out on the road to visit more haunted house attractions, signs of the Blue Skeleton start appearing again and a new terror begins.
“Six young people move through a city in order to establish the starting point of their joint action. But they can’t agree on the topic. In the end everybody goes their own way and leaves the city.” - Hartmut Bitomsky
Both a beguiling meditation on the aesthetic of a city and a loving tribute to a great architect, Heinz Emigholz's documentary examines urban Los Angeles through the houses of Austrian-American architect Rudolph Schindler. Eschewing the documentary conventions of voice-over narration and archival photos, Emigholz mixes artfully composed images of more than 40 Schindler creations with an ambient soundscape to produce a singular viewing experience.
The film's plot centres around the libidinous sexual shenanigans of a middle-class Californian family, and deftly explores themes such as marital discord, middle age, adultery, and incestuous desire.
The film portrays the changes in the life of an Armenian family on Aleppo’s frontline in Al Midan, an area that brought shelter to the persecuted Armenians 100 years ago and today to many displaced Syrians. From the balcony of his home, the director films with a small camera the changes in his neighborhood and his own family, interweaving his images with extracts from classical films to illustrate the parallels between the Armenian genocide and Syrians’ reality today.
hree stories happening in three different centuries, revolve around a mysterious painting entitled "Two Owls". In the 19th century thread, a man living in a big mansion is worried about his brother whose wife died a while ago. The brother however behaves as if she was still alive. A befriended psychiatrist is being called for help in order to examine the phenomenon in long conversations. He has to recognize however that the man's behavior doesn't harm anyone. He actually offers a painting to the doctor which his wife allegedly just finished: it's called "Two Owls". The painting reappears in the midst of World War II. A woman finds it in the apartment of her husband's lover. The general of the Red Army was just found dead there. He died in the arms of his concubine. Torn between ambiguous feelings of grief and anger the widow has to make a decision. She also needs to retain her composure as the military police is already waiting outside. The last story happens in present time.
A collaboration with a group of villagers on the periphery of Khon Kaen province in the northeast of Thailand, recording them as they agree to take turns to act scenes scripted from two episodes of the TV series 'Tong Prakaisad', a rags-to-riches TV soap, in the familiar surrounding of their homes.
Dream Houses is a 8mm color stop-motion animation that reflects the artist's engagement with the idealism and hope that modernism brought for the Indian middle class and the poor in the Nehruvian sixties. It has also been used in Utopia, Malani's first multiple-screen installation, wherein this film is projected adjacent to the film Utopia, shot after the artist moved to a basic apartment building in a suburb of Bombay. This format allowed her to juxtapose the idealism of the sixties with the later dystopia of urbanism in the seventies.
Every October, over 30 million people will visit Halloween Haunted Houses. This film sheds light on the dark world of haunting.
Borinage left Henri Storck profoundly disturbed by injustice and social poverty. When he was offered a chance to make the film he undertook an in-depth survey into the working class and slums and shouldered his camera as a militant filmmaker. In a plot of Walloon slums he staged characters and situations as examples. All shots work on intensity, the filling of the frame, which gives the impression of being unable to breathe, of being trapped, closed in. And in the face of this overflowing misery is the emptiness of the expressions, the absence of emotion. Survival is all. But the message of hope is there, with the destruction of slums (the hovels are demolished as if getting rid of a tyrant) and the construction of garden cities surrounded by trees in bloom and a future of song, leaves one with the impression that man’s dignity has been safeguarded.
A case of home-squatting escalates into an unusual co-habitation situation.
After building his dream house, architect Newton Davis proposes marriage to his girlfriend, only to be summarily rejected. He seeks solace in a one-night stand with a waitress, never imagining that a woman he slept with once would end up posing as his wife. Gwen's ruse is so effective that by the time Newton learns of his "marriage," the entire town feels like they know him.
‘Houses with small windows’ is a powerful and yet muted portrait of an honour killing in the rural Kurdish Southeast of Turkey. 22-year old Dilan pays for her forbidden love for a young man in a neighbouring village with her life. She has shamed the family and therefore must die at the hands of her own brothers. And as tradition will have it, the killing must be compensated.
From Puritan meetinghouses to ornate cathedrals, this informative program travels from coast to coast to visit 13 houses of worship, sites of significant architectural, historical and, of course, spiritual value. Covering fascinating structures dedicated to many different faiths, the tour reveals the role sacred spaces play in their communities and congregations, and explores their place in the deep-rooted religious history of the United States.
Hristina is invisible. Quiet and unnoticed, she cleans houses. Each day a different house each day the same work. She is a Bulgarian, living in Amsterdam. Contact with her employers takes place mainly through notes. To come to terms with her life, she takes photographs of the interiors of 'her' houses. Together these photos form the house she inhabits in the Netherlands. A house that holds her prisoner. In this film documentary director Suzanne Raes portrays one of the many, often anonymous, people, ranging from cleaner to au pair, that we allow into the most intimate places of our lives. Hristina's account of her life, her view of herself and the world around her, is a mirror for us. Our houses are the setting of her life, the place she got lost in, where she got stuck. Who are these people cleaning our homes? Do we really want to know?
A war movie that takes place in Finnish Karelia in 1944.
A powerful three-part documentary studying the US involvement in Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua. The differing factions - Sandinista leaders, Guatemalan campesinos, CIA operatives, Contras and US government apologists - are interviewed and, in the absence of a controlling narration, the audience is encouraged to draw its own conclusions.
Angie and Izzy get a housesitting gig that seems too good to be true. Gruesome supernatural hijinks ensue.
Modeled after the TLC show "Four Weddings", this competition series follows four homeowners who are invited to preview, critique and score one another's homes for the chance to win $10,000 as well as be featured in Better Homes and Gardens magazine. The hourlong episodes feature design-proud homeowners hoping to impress the other three competitors with their decor and style choices, which are graded -- often with frank and harsh opinions attached -- using an overall impression score out of 10 and ranked for originality, style and livability. The homeowner with the highest score wins the grand prize.
Desperate Houses! is an Irish television programme broadcast on RTÉ One. It is presented by interior designer Fiona Wilson and features the building contractor Ivan Duggan. Clodagh Conroy hosted the first series and the second series was presented by Avril Murphy Allen. The third series was an amalgamation of revisited houses from the previous two series. Each week the team helps declutter, revamp and redecorate a different home inside three days and with a budget limited to €2000. The fourth series began on 11 November 2008 and aired each Tuesday at 19:00.
Trading Houses is a New Zealand Reality Show where couples trade wives and renovate each other's house.
Selling Houses Australia is an Australian TV show, based on the British show of the same name. The series follows property owners who are having difficulty selling their home. The show is hosted by property expert Andrew Winter, who is joined by landscaper, Charlie Albone, and interior designer, Shaynna Blaze. The team initially assess the property, and then proceed with a renovation to boost the property's appeal and salability. The property is then put up for sale and the result is shown at the end of each episode. In 2009 and 2010, the show won the ASTRA Awards for most outstanding lifestyle program and the viewers favourite program. The show is nominated at the 2013 Logie Awards for Most Popular Lifestyle Program.
Safe as Houses was a Scottish television property programme on STV, hosted by sports broadcaster Ali Douglas and money advisor Fergus Muirhead. The programme aimed to help viewers, whether they are a first time buyer or looking to expand their property empire. Safe as Houses began airing on Thursday 19 July 2007, with the series ending on 6 September 2007.
The popular Selling Houses returns for a new series and with a new presenter: Amanda Lamb. Three homeowners compete to win an offer from a buyer. They are all given the rare opportunity to snoop round each other's houses to eye up the competition. Then armed with this knowledge, as well as £1000 and advice from Amanda, they have just one week to improve their homes.
Gu Family Book is a 2013 South Korean television series starring Lee Seung-gi and Suzy. The fusion martial arts action historical drama is about a half man-half monster who is searching for a centuries-old book that according to gumiho legend, contains the secret to becoming human. It aired on MBC from April 8 to June 25, 2013, on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 24 episodes.