The Haunting of Whaley House (2012) Review

Mad Mike

The story follows Penny, who works as a tour guide at Whaley House, the most haunted house in America!

On a morning tour showing around the guests, one of them starts seeing things. After seeing something strange for the third or fourth time, she starts freaking out, asking why nobody else can see what she sees. She gets so bad that she collapses and starts foaming the mouth.

With calling 911 and an ambulance taking the girl to hopital, the tour ends abruptly.

Penny does’t believe in ghosts so she’s somewhat bemused by the whole situation. Her boss, Bethany, tells her “Just because you don’t believe in ghosts, doesn’t mean they don’t believe in you!” She’s further warned that she should never go to the house at night or “call” the ghosts out, as they don’t like it.

The house is closed for the rest of the day and Penny is given the afternoon off. She spends some time with friends and the events that happened earlier that day come up in conversation, giving them the stupid idea of spending the night there since Penny has a set of keys to the house.

Giving in to the arm twisting, she agrees to open up the house for her friends. Craig has a friend, Ray, who he invites along, as he’s is a bit of an expert when it comes to the paranormal and has all the latest equipment for capturing any activity that might occur.

So they all turn up at the haunted building but with one extra person, Ray’s famous Clairvoyant friend, Keith. Ray get’s out his equipment and they go about tracking down the enities. But as previously warned by Bethany, the spirits don’t react too well to the group being on their turf at night and soon enough things go from bad to worse.

What we have here is another poor effort from The Asylum team that gave us a lot of crap in previous years, that are mostly rip off movies. Although this film is supposedly an original, it has the unoriginal formula of a bunch of idiots having an even more idiotic idea of spending the night somewhere scary.

With not just bad acting, the mayority of the cast give over the top bad acting. Stephanie Greco tries her best to give more as regards performance but still falls short of the mark as she has to carry the rest of the cast.

There’s nothing in this movie that you haven’t seen before and it gives very little scares, if any at all. Predictable from start to finish, if you never watch this film, then your not missing anything.

Director & Writer – Jose Prendes

The Cast
Stephanie Greco as Penny Abbot
Alex Arleo as Jake Wildman
Arielle Brachfeld as Vanessa Dane
Graham Denman as Craig Gavin
Carolina Groppa as Giselle James
Howard McNair as Keith Drummond
Jason Owsley as Ray Roundtree
Lynn Lowry as Bethany Romero
Alfred Rubin Thompson as Bobo the Caretaker

0.5 / 5 stars     


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      1. Optimus_past_my_Prime August 3, 2012 at 8:10 pm

        Probably not even worth a download

      2. chubungie August 4, 2012 at 3:27 pm

        Just saved it in my Netflix Q – you shouldn’t suffer alone.

      3. Kittysafe August 4, 2012 at 3:48 pm

        This review might contain some spoilers…

        The death scenes are some of the worst and most ridiculous of any I have ever seen in a horror film, both unimaginative and poorly executed with dull effects.

        Girls, hot, nothing wrong with that.
        Dialog, terrible, acting, poor, like someone else said on IMDb, the acting doesn’t seem to match the movie’s intended mood. 

        The dialog is so unoriginal and it’s spoken as if it’s unoriginal as well, which is very weird and wooden and shallow, so it’s hard to get into the movie.

        The whole accidental storyline was ridiculous and just one more overdone cliche in the script which was pretty much chalkful of them.

        Wow the deaths are just so stupid.  I can’t even explain how dumb they are, and lacking creativity.

        The ending is okay but would have been a better place to start the movie not end it.  


      4. Shane C. Free August 7, 2012 at 10:37 pm

        yeah, i would say your review was too kind….this movie was inept in every way.

      5. Michael Nagy August 8, 2012 at 11:52 pm

        Yeah, this was a lazy review but it wasthat bad I couldn’t be bothered to go into that much detail! lol

      6. Sweet 'n' Tender August 21, 2012 at 6:47 am

        Maybe it’s just me, but were these girls unusually unattractive? especially the one with the hot dog bun sized nose? and really annoying on top of it. I’ll bet you dollars to doughnuts that those girls were the movies financial backers girlfriends.

      7. dare-to-fly November 28, 2013 at 5:16 am

        I had the opposite reaction. The storyline had a reasonable plotline to it – not original, but still can give an interesting watch. Perhaps I enjoyed the drama in it more than many who watch a horror film. The music in the beginning and during some of the scenes in the film gave a fun feeling of mystery. I also really liked the character of Bethany. I feel they could have done more with her character than they did. Overall, not a bad movie – but then I usually tend to appreciate what very few people do.

      8. ione March 27, 2014 at 7:50 pm

        Horrible movie, horrible, horrible movie. If you can skip this flick and jump to the next in your list do so. The screenplay is lousy, tremendously unoriginal lines “you may not belivee in ghosts, but they believe in you”, was probably the deepest dialogue in the movie.

        Irrational behavior by characters like that guy flipping out at the ghosts for having broken his ghost-hunting gear and of course, being killed by these spirits a second later. Very predictable, nothing interesting about anything. Contained some of the most ridiculous deaths I’ve see in movies, like this girl killing herself with an ax to her neck while smiling until she was dead, or a couple of guys dying because they turned around and stumbled against something and bam, dead.

        No depth of character, no depth of story. This movie is very suitable for someone who is fond of very cheap horror movies. This felt like some film student’s first term project. For someone who has seen quality horror movies, this is the worst pick, void of any screenwriting, acting and directing theory.