Girl on the Third Floor

Girl on the Third Floor

Girl on the Third Floor

Renovating a rundown mansion into a family home, a father-to-be finds himself in a terrifying position when the house rejects his plans.

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Horror
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Flicks

Flicks, Aaron Yap

flicks

It’s a noble but frustratingly uneven attempt to revitalise stale haunted house conventions with pressing social currency. Essentially, Girl on the Third Floor is a morality yarn about toxic patriarchy’s long-overdue comeuppance, observing the downward spiral of recovering alcoholic fraudster Don Koch (former WWE wrestler Phil Brooks) as the old house he’s renovating, in the hopes of starting afresh with expectant wife Liz (Trieste Kelly Dunn), starts turning on him.

2.0

Decent but forgettable. Never scary although successfully icky.

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

To varying degrees draws on the templates of “The Amityville Horror,” “The Shining,” “Eyes Wide Shut” and other conspicuous predecessors, but lacks the original fillip or three that might have turned an enjoyable exercise into something really first rate.

New York Post

New York Post

press

Gore and supernatural comeuppances ensue in a haunted-house flick that mostly eschews jump scares for more satisfying psychological and erotic twists.

Film Threat

Film Threat

press

Has enough carnage and bloodshed to satisfy all gorehounds. Director Travis Stevens gets terrific performances from an excellent cast, and the atmosphere is consistently foreboding.

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

press

Stevens slowly and subtly unpacks that heady, provocative conceit with care and in a way that makes his directorial debut feel like the arrival of a major new talent.

Flicks

Flicks, Aaron Yap

flicks

It’s a noble but frustratingly uneven attempt to revitalise stale haunted house conventions with pressing social currency. Essentially, Girl on the Third Floor is a morality yarn about toxic patriarchy’s long-overdue comeuppance, observing the downward spiral of recovering alcoholic fraudster Don Koch (former WWE wrestler Phil Brooks) as the old house he’s renovating, in the hopes of starting afresh with expectant wife Liz (Trieste Kelly Dunn), starts turning on him.

2.0
Variety

Variety

press

To varying degrees draws on the templates of “The Amityville Horror,” “The Shining,” “Eyes Wide Shut” and other conspicuous predecessors, but lacks the original fillip or three that might have turned an enjoyable exercise into something really first rate.

New York Post

New York Post

press

Gore and supernatural comeuppances ensue in a haunted-house flick that mostly eschews jump scares for more satisfying psychological and erotic twists.

Film Threat

Film Threat

press

Has enough carnage and bloodshed to satisfy all gorehounds. Director Travis Stevens gets terrific performances from an excellent cast, and the atmosphere is consistently foreboding.

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

press

Stevens slowly and subtly unpacks that heady, provocative conceit with care and in a way that makes his directorial debut feel like the arrival of a major new talent.

Decent but forgettable. Never scary although successfully icky.

3.0