‘Evil has a new home’
The Last House on Cemetery Lane is a 2015 British horror film written, produced and directed by Andrew Jones (The Amityville Asylum; The Midnight Horror Show; Robert the Doll). It is a North Bank Entertainment production.
Lee Bane, Vivien Bridson, Georgina Blackledge, Tessa Wood, Ian Grey, Ian Smyth, Kelly Jones.
Screenwriter John Davies has grown tired of living in London and moves to an old manor house in a sleepy West Wales village to get out of the rat race.
At first he enjoys himself, embracing the quieter pace of life and starting a relationship with his beautiful neighbour Cassie Konrad. But strange, unexplained occurrences begin to occur in the manor house. John discovers he is surrounded by a supernatural presence and begins to research the house’s past, discovering secrets more terrible than he ever imagined…
May contain spoilers – Reviews:
“The acting is subdued to the point that I started to think the cast was mixing sleeping pills with wine before going on set. There are no scares, no laughs, no entertainment. By the end of this one, you’ll want to grab Lee Bane by his hipster beard and throw him out the attic window.” Caggiano’s Corner
“Andrew Jones delivers a haunted house film that is slow going – about the most spooky it ever gets for a large chunk of the running time is a record player that keeps turning itself on late at night. About three-quarters of the way through, Jones does deliver an eerie scene where Lee Bane conducts a seance with an ouija board. This is followed by an unexpected twist…” Moria
“Jones throws every incongruous freaky thing he can think of into the film, including impromptu dentistry and the word MURDER written on a mirror in blood; I could forgive him for not explaining all these things, but he doesn’t even bother making them all feel like they belong in the same movie.” The Nightmare Gallery
“The acting is decent with a small cast of relatively unknown actors, the storyline worked (even with some clichéd moments), and the soundtrack fit the storyline. Yes, there were some questionable cinematic moments with the camerawork, the pacing was slow, and some of the effects were a touch uneven, but those elements did not totally ruin this film.” The Ringmaster’s Realm
“This is a slow mover despite its relatively lean (seventy-eight minute) running time, and unfortunately never quite cranks the tension up to the level that you’d hope for. That said, Jones’ technical prowess is an aspect that continues to impress; with an established shooting style, atmospheric lighting and a score which succeeds in crafting a degree of unease, there’s a lot to like here.” The Schlock Pit
“If there’s one saving grace in The Last House on Cemetery Lane, it’s the acting. The cast Jones assembled have the chops to pull off the horror elements but the only problem is that they’re not given anything worthwhile to work with. They do their best to squeeze whatever they can from the material but as it’s very thin to begin with, there’s really not much they can do overall.” This Old Haunted House
” …literally everything on offer here is just plain bad, from the acting to the story to the cinematography to the not-so-special effects. All that we see here literally screams “been there, done that, and it was better the first 50 times.” I’m trying really hard here to think about something I liked about this movie just to avoid “piling on,” but ya know what? It ain’t happening, struggle as I might.” Trash Film Guru
Mrs. Connelly, letting agent: “All that blood and violence isn’t my cup of tea.”