HIDEOUT (2021) Reviews: Criminals face off against a freaky family

‘No one can hide forever’

Hideout is a 2021 American horror crime thriller film about incompetent criminals that come up against a fearsome family.

Written, directed and edited by Kris Roselli, making his feature debut.

The movie stars Audrey Kovár, Chris Wolfe, Bryan Enright, Mark A. Baum and Katie Lyons, Janice LaFlam and Mark A. Baum. Produced by Tierney Boorboor, Mark Mattson and Kris Roselli.

Plot:

Evading police at a remote farmhouse after fumbling a robbery, four criminals discover that the family living there is not who they appear to be…

Reviews:

” …there’s a really tense scene as a neighbor gives two of them a ride, realizes that he’s listening to a police report about them on the radio and ends up bleeding out at the hands of Reed. Part criminals trying to escape, part home invasion, part occult horror — this film has moments for just about any genre fan to dig into.” B&S About Movies

“For a low-budget horror, the effects were great and I startled at least once. It was a bit of a slow burn at times but totally worth the watch, especially compared to many other low-budget horror films I’ve seen. If you are a fan of this genre, this is a must-see!! Doreen 47

“The acting is a bit off some places but the story is quite enjoyable. The makeup and such is also very good for a movie like this. If you can get past the Strange acting this is def worth a watch.” Fiesen

“It’s suspenseful, ferocious, and aptly directed by Kris Roselli. The film provides you with a good idea of where it’s going immediately but creates a twisty good time in its route to the end […] My biggest issue in the film is that the second act hits a bit of a lag, running on for just a little too long as it tries to bridge the first and final acts.” Horror Obsessive

Hideout is dark, dramatic and angsty; a crime drama filled with scowls and sighs and tense moments between characters. However, the horror and suspense are the definition of slow-burning. They grow in tandem with the plot and pace of the movie. Hideout isn’t a movie that’s going to hit you with all its got right from the start.” Horror Society

Hideout started out with a bang right out of the gate. Then settled down into a dark and tense slow burn. But once the third act began, Hideout didn’t hold back any punches. It is not your average entry into the home invasion sub-genre and it gave us an interesting modern horror twist. I loved it!” The Horror Syndicate

“Roselli holds back most of the outright scares and effects until the last half hour and then he lets loose with the shocks and some painful-looking violence […] Unfortunately, he couldn’t resist tacking on an overlong and completely unnecessary epilogue […] Despite that, Hideout is a damn fine film that really only needs a bit tighter of an edit.” Voices from the Balcony

Release:

Hideout was released On-Demand and cable on November 9th 2021.

Cast and characters:

Audrey Kovár … Rose
Chris Wolfe … Reed
Bryan Enright … Kyle
Katie Lyons … Sarah
Janice LaFlam … Bee
Mark A. Baum … Marshall
Eric Francis Melaragni … Rick
Omar Torres … Detective Lopez
Mason Corey … Boy on Bike
Gail Scott-Key … Self
Chris Walker … Cop #2
Mike Sulat … Cop #1

Technical details:

114 minutes (!)

Trailer: