Another classy movie from our friends at The Asylum, The Haunting of Whaley House uses the legend of the haunted (and hopefully scarier) Whaley House in San Diego, California to try and tell us a spooky story. In it, a group of 20-somethings abuse their friends afterhours access to the haunted house to do some amateur ghost hunting. If you’re looking for a movie that will have you closing all the open doors in the house and turning on all the lights this is not the movie for you. If, however, you want a movie that makes you curse out loud at the characters decisions and yell at the TV at for an hour and a half than this movie should satisfy your desire. Far from the worst movie I’ve seen put out by The Asylum (here’s looking at you 2010: Moby Dick), The Haunting of Whaley house has a few redeeming factors. Ok, that’s an exaggeration. There are 2 reasons to watch this movie: the aforementioned yelling at the tv (if that’s your thing) and playing spot the gender with some of the films more broad shouldered heroines. My girlfriend and I spent about more time than I’d like to admit debating the gender of one of the characters early on in the movie. I’m still not 100% it wasn’t a tranny!
Summary – If you know going in the kind of “films” The Asylum produces and are bored/masochistic/high/drunk than this might be a good waste of a couple hours and a couple dozen brain cells. Those of a less sadistic demeanor should probably steer clear and save their precious brain cells for something with a little more boo for your buck.