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The Seasoning House - where young girls are prostituted to the military. Angel (Rosie Day), an orphaned deaf mute, is enslaved to care for them. She moves between the walls and crawlspaces, planning her escape. Planning her ingenious and brutal revenge.
War is a terrible thing but Angel the aftermath of the war is even worse. When her mother is killed Angel is taken to a run down building where young girls are kept and prostituted out to local soldiers. These soldiers are cruel mean and like to play rough. The girls are kept drugged so the do not cause problems. It is Angel's job to take girl of the girls but she has other plans. She makes her away around the building by moving through the walls and vents that are in each room as she plans out her escape but when a girl she let herself get close to is killed by one of the soldiers Angel's plan changes.
Going by the art work and the way the movie was described I was prepared for an all out revenge film that was brutal and disturbing but it did not turn out to be the film I was expecting. For starters the film starts off and remains slow for a good part of its run time. That time is used to set up the story, setting and the characters. Now do not get me wrong the film has its moments that are disturbing and there are several very brutal scenes in the film but I was expecting more with all the hype around it.
The story is simple so there is no need to go in to any more details here over what happens because that would only ruin the film for those waiting to see it. Story wise the film gets better as it moves along, it also contains several twists as well. It does a good job at building on the suspense while supplying some extreme violence and even a bit of gore as well. If you are easily offended by rape and gore then I suggest you pass on this one.
As far as the acting goes the entire cast did a fine job with Rosie Day leading the way as Angel. Production wise the film looks great and was well shot.
So over-all I enjoyed the film but was looking for a bit more from it. This is a film that requires some patience but you get rewarded later in the film.
"The Seasoning House" never reaches the level of exploitation one might remember from the 70s and 80s but it is still an entertaining watch. Available on DVD and Blu-ray, both come with Special Features that include:
Original Language: English
Extra: Making of
Released by Well Go USA
*** Out Of *****