The Red House (2012) – By Jason S. Lockard

Film Chest Media Group sent me a copy of the Blu-Ray/DVD combo release of The Red House in the mail. Now I love the movie The Red House but why should you love The Red House as well? Let’s take a short look at the film itself.

Pete Morgan played to the hilt by Edward G. Robinson and his sister Ellen have raised Meg as their own on their farm, ever since she was a baby and her parents mysteriously disappeared. Pete has been struggling to get around on his wooden leg and Meg suggests Pete hires her friend Nath to help with chores on the farm.

One night when Nath says he is going to use a short cut home through the woods, Pete gets quite agitated and warns him of screams in the night, of terrors associated with the red house. Nath will not be warned and heads out to the terror in the night. After hearing the screams he finds himself back at the farm hiding from the screams from the red house. End of the story…. not even close! Curiosity gets the best of the teens and they must figure out what secrets are hidden in the red house! What is the secret? You’ll have to watch the film to find out!

Now as I said before I love this film I own several copies of this film, but sadly all of them were less than spectacular quality. Film Chest Media Group took the time to get the best quality print of this film and they restored it to better than it’s original release. Now we can all enjoy Edward G. Robinson and this film noir classic in HD!

The audio and video are spectacular, which is enough for me, but then that added special bonus features of Audio Commentary by William Hare the author of "Early Film Noir: Greed, Lust and Murder Hollywood Style." The before and after restoration demo, a ‘trailer’ of the film and a postcard featuring the original movie art. Great Deal!

So if you love film noir classics as much as I do! If you love Edward G. Robinson as much as I do! I highly recommend you head over to and treat yourself to a classic!

Moral Rating: Nothing Offensive
Audience: May be a little scary for small children
Genre: Film Noir
Length: 100 min.
Released: 2012
Our Rating: A+