The Halfway House (2004 film)

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Scene from The Halfway House (2004 film)...


"Halfway between our world... and theirs!" In this low-budget women-in-prison-meets-tentacle-monster exploitation film, a woman investigates the disappearance of her sister at a halfway house run by an evil nun.


  • Release Date: 2004
  • Country/Language: US, English
  • Genres/Technical: Adult, Horror, Comedy
  • Runtime: 1 hr 30 min
  • Starring: Mary Woronov, Janet Tracy Keijser, Shawn Savage
  • Director: Kenneth J. Hall
  • Writer: Kenneth J. Hall
  • Producer/Production Co: BV Entertainment Inc.
  • View Trailer: (link) (NSFW / Not Safe for Work)


MPAA Ratings

  • Rated: R (strong Sexual Situations and Nudity, Violence and Profanity; an unrated version exists, presumably with even stronger sexual content)

Tentacle Ratings

A rough measure of how "Lovecraftian" the work is:

  • S____ (One Tentacle: Debateably Lovecraftian; has almost no direct connection to Lovecraft's work)

I've not seen this, but a glance at the film trailer reveals what looks like a standard-issue low-budget women-in-prison exploitation film, with tentacles.

Note: This rating is not intended as a measure of quality, merely of how closely related to Lovecraftian "Weird" fiction the work is.


Review Links:

  • T. W. Anderson at Severed Cinema (link) - ""The Halfway House" is sensory overload of the highest order; a veritable orgy of every conceivable genre cliché."
  • Rick Blalock at Terror Hook Reviews (7/10) (link) - "...this film calls for a unique sense of humor and apparently I'm fortunate enough to have one I guess......."
  • Jorgen Lundin at Independant Flicks (6/7) (link) - "The Halfway House isn´t scary but it´s very entertaining and it´s an example of a that sometimes you can get a positive result of mixing of horror and comedy."


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A woman investigates the disappearance of her sister at a halfway house run by an evil nun.


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