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House of Forbidden Secrets (2016)
« on: January 09, 2016, 11:08:46 PM »




Jacob Hunt has had some very bad breaks in life. His wife left him, his friends have all abandoned him, and his children barely see him! Jacob has been given an amazing gift and the chance he needs to get back on his feet and start anew. Jacob has landed the job of overnight security officer at the old ShadowView Manor. It has now been turned into a commercial office and retail building. Jacob is about to learn nights around the old Manor contains many secrets. A dark past that is breaking through the boundaries of time, leaking into this dimension. As luck would have it, Jacob's first night on the job is the anniversary of a dark tragedy that has stained the building.

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House of Forbidden Secrets (2016)is one of the latest filmic endeavours stemming back to 1985 by SOV Underground Micro-budget filmmaker, writer and director Todd Sheets. Mr Sheets is known for his Zombie Bloodbath (1993 / 1995 / 2000) trilogy and the Zombie Rampage (1989 / 1992) films. These are far from all he has down, as a prolific filmmaker Todd has 35 movies to his credit along with a farther five new endeavours heading our way including House of Forbidden Secrets . This includes segments in two upcoming anthologies, Virus of the Dead segment Fistful of the Undead (2016) and Grindsploitation segment Durville Sweet & The Lost Temple of Ass Pirates (2016)




Apart from some Todd Sheets regulars there is also Dyanne Thorne, who stars in Ilsa films as the title character. This appears to be here first film since Real Men (1987)

As seems to be pretty common place now within the Underground / Indie scene Lloyd Kaufman (Troma Films) is in this.





Todd Sheets' House of Forbidden Secrets (2016) looks to be a very gory and blood splattering experience going by the trailer!




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Re: Todd Sheets' House of Forbidden Secrets (2016)
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2016, 02:13:59 AM »
Something really disturbing to say the least is that I have never experienced a Todd Sheets film  :nerdyembarassed:

Want to check out this and the films he is famed for, mainly due to loving gore, zombies and UG film in general!

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Re: Todd Sheets' House of Forbidden Secrets (2016)
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2016, 07:22:02 AM »
Limited Halloween release http://www.zombiebloodbath.com/HOFS-Sales.html I believe there are some left : )

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Re: Todd Sheets' House of Forbidden Secrets (2016)
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2016, 12:35:22 AM »
very expect it :yes:

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Re: House of Forbidden Secrets (2016)
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2016, 10:01:02 PM »
Never got my order  so cannot recommend a film I will never see. It's funny, though I am kinda annoyed I am not terribly upset on the loss of never seeing this...just maybe the money could have gone towards something amazing is all.

People who have experienced it have stated good things about the gore etc.  There is a really nice GIF floating about but I suspect it got taken down. Nice gore to behold with it.

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Re: House of Forbidden Secrets (2016)
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2016, 04:13:17 AM »
Todd Sheets contacted me and is sending me another copy along with other, mystery, extras! He had been away shooting his latest and a assistant had been dealing with things.

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Re: House of Forbidden Secrets (2016)
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2016, 08:06:23 PM »
Yes this eventually arrive around a week or two ago. Started watching a couple of nights ago but was tired so stopped. Going to try and finish it tonight after work. Kind of reminded me of Fulci style zombies of The Beyond etc archetype. Nicely presented though there is an appearance by Lloyd Kaufman and his 'zanny' ways as an alcoholic granddad baby sitting the daughter of this seer. 

So far I am enjoying this and naturally released it finally arrived to offer me this opportunity.

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Re: House of Forbidden Secrets (2016)
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2016, 08:33:52 AM »
Reviews are planned, this should be one of them

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Re: House of Forbidden Secrets (2016)
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2016, 08:43:08 AM »
Good night's entertainment.

Dug the story, acting wasn't terrible and has some nice blood and guts along with the previous mention of that Fulci feel. These were more ghosts / lost spirits. There was a demon. At the end funny enough Fulci was thanked along with some other non-Italian guys.

Fabio Frizzi did the score so obviously this helped with that feel I was getting for City of the Living Dead and The Beyond.

Toshiyuki Hiraoka worked on score as well. he worked on Dearthscort Service, Chaos AD and Cannibal Claus just to name a couple of films that have been in my life as of late.

There are a touch of cgi but it isn't in any of the gore...a portal and this door that is locked for the most part.

Only real down point is Lloyd Kaufman zanny antics as alcoholic Grandfather babysitting his granddaughter. Some of you dig that shit so may not be a down point. Guessing he funded some of the making of HOFS?

Yeah I need to watch more Sheets...didn't think he is shit as I have read in my zombie book. Also he is deeply passionate at what he is doing at a deeper level.

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Re: House of Forbidden Secrets (2016)
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2016, 04:08:52 PM »
How much comedy or silliness is in here?

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Re: House of Forbidden Secrets (2016)
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2016, 05:08:17 PM »
Apart from Lloyd chucking a Lloyd there was one other character who was hamming it a little. But it's more of a joking on the job thing for one scene. Rest of the time it is all pretty serious.

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Re: House of Forbidden Secrets (2016)
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2019, 03:46:22 PM »