Starring Emma Dark, Jane Garda, Helen Stephens, Sean Francis Mclaughlin
Written by M. W. Daniels
Directed by M. W. Daniels
Most audiences will probably be left scratching their heads after watching House of Lexi, and whether or not that’s a good thing will ultimately depend on your own personal tastes.
Emma Dark, who you may remember as the director and star of Salient Minus Ten, stars as Lexi Stone, a young woman mourning the death of her sister while also coming to terms with her own personal demons. Throughout the film, Lexi is plagued with visions of her recently deceased sister, who we later learn may be more than just a figment of her imagination. The rest of the plot is largely ambiguous, so you’ll have to make your own decisions about what House of Lexi is really about.
It should also be said that if you have epilepsy or an aversion to strobing lights, you might want to give this film a miss because the trippy nightmare sequence could trigger a seizure. This scene probably serves some deeper purpose beyond making you feel like you’re on an acid trip, but you’ll have to look harder than we did to find it.
Dark is clearly a talented actress, as she delivers a strong performance as a woman unable to let go of the past. Director M W Daniels also knows how to create tension and suspense within a 14-minute runtime, but this will ultimately not be a film for everyone. However, if you’re okay with having to work things out for yourself without being spoon-fed smaller details, you might want to enter the House of Lexi.
Featured image by Nicolai Kornum
Although viewers hoping for a more straightforward narrative may need to look elsewhere, House of Lexi still offers a mystery which will have you speculating for years to come.