Based on the H.P. Lovecraft’s short story The Dreams in the Witch House and shot in Indiana’s haunted Hannah House, H.P. Lovecraft’s Witch House is about graduate student Alice Gilman (Portia Chellelynn) hiding in the rat-infested attic of a potentially haunted house to stay away from her abusive boyfriend. She’s also into alternate dimensions, which means that before this movie is over, she’ll scissor with one of the female inhabitants of the house. I mean, she’ll also unlock the gateway to the 4th dimension, a world of evil entities and nightmares.
The movie gets some of Lovecraft’s story in there: the last name of the protagonist is Gilman, Miskatonic University is where she attends class, there’s an attic apartment, it has strange dimensions and geometry plays into the room;s ability to travel to other realities.
Directed by Bobby Easley and written by Ken Wallace, this movie uses its low budget effectively and has moments of genuine hallucinatory quality. Were it shot on film, I might be convinced it came not from our time, which is the best compliment I can give.
H.P. Lovecraft’s Witch House is now available on Digital, DVD and On Demand. You can learn more on the official Facebook page.