House That Jack Built (2018)

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Avg Rating: 4.4 / 5. Voted: 258

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Warning (as requested): Includes violence against children

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Directed by: Lars von Trier
Starring: Matt Dillon (Jack), Uma Thurman (Van lady), Siobhan Fallon Hogan (Home lady), Sofie Grabol (Mom), Riley Keough (Simple), Bruno Ganz (Verge)
Country: Denmark, Scandinavian Cinema, European Cinema
Language: English (English Subtitles)
Runtime: 02:32:31
Genres: Sexual-Violence against Women, Gore-Gruesome, Serial Killers, Violence Against Animals, Home Invasion

Plot – Spoilers:
Jack’s an engineer but fancies himself as an architect and above all, an artist. He’s inherited a good deal of money and so has devoted his time to building the ideal house. But the passion that really envelops Jack is killing. He’s bought a freezer and built up quite the collection of bodies that he uses to entertain himself in myriad ways.

Though Jack’s exploits run over 12 years, we follow five specific incidents as narrated by him to a strange man called Verge. Jack’s philosophy on getting away with his often brazen behaviour is simple – don’t bother hiding, because no really cares anyway.

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Russ
Russ
May 20, 2024 9:54 am

A monster with the gift of the gab condemned to the depths of hell.

Terpz GotFlavor
Terpz GotFlavor
March 27, 2024 5:34 am

We Are All The Pages-SK53

ringo
ringo
March 23, 2024 10:08 pm

Amaizing movie, a 10/10 for sure! It’s a wild ride but I truly can’t wait to rewatch 😀

kale
kale
March 15, 2024 2:29 am

that was fucking great. jesus. yanno, i though the whole house thing would be some nerd engineer shit that wouldn’t impress me but wow. wowie zowie. that was fucking brutal HAHA

LittleRichard
LittleRichard
March 13, 2024 5:46 pm

Finally a Trier movie that doesn’t take itself serious.

Strong 7/10

KAN
KAN
March 6, 2024 6:36 pm

Bizarre almost surreal look at the exploits of a serial killer. ONE hour of interesting dialogue and action spread over two and a half hours! Not a good combination!

Bukowski
Bukowski
December 9, 2023 1:36 pm

Definitely in my top 10, can’t say much that hasn’t been said before.

Matt Dillon is always great, hell he played my namesake Charles Bukowski in Factotum.

I love the intertwining of the killer with Dante’s Inferno. That’ll probably be lost on some of the spergs here;)

movie person
movie person
September 28, 2023 8:46 pm

been putting of finishing it cuz some exchanges were way too cringy, but it was worth it. especially for Jack’s finished house lol

yeah
yeah
September 9, 2023 9:49 pm

somebody needs to write a Jack x Patrick fanfic right fuckin now

NEYMAR123
NEYMAR123
September 8, 2023 4:52 am

50% of effedupmovies users are ending up where Jack does at the end just saying

eddiegamer@web.de
eddiegamer@web.de
August 20, 2023 2:50 am

Ey yo, random way too personal question incoming because i really don’t know where to post this. A friend of mine (basically since childhood, 20+ years ) told me recently he’s fucking a married woman and it’s because he “likes that it’s bad and definately knows this is a wrong thing to do, which is why he likes it” He’s a german police officer and it would take one call from me to fuck up his life and the life of his family. He would be instantly sent to jail. Not because he’s a bad person or something, just because of his occupation and (light) drug abuse I have on my phone regtarding his chat. I’m so done with this fucktard. Am I taking this too personal? My mom passed away 21 and I can’t stop thinking how she would take this and tbh after those feelings, I want his life to burn to the ground. I’m right now getting worse and worse stopping myself telling his mother. That’s what REALLY would fuck him up. Am I way too far in my head to look at this logically? I’m burning with rage right now.

doininha
doininha
May 18, 2023 9:37 pm

lars von trier sucks

Young Jesus
Young Jesus
April 12, 2023 10:21 pm

I’m a boss, I can buy the same thing my man bought.

FeliCity34
FeliCity34
February 2, 2023 8:12 am

This movie is just plain fun to watch!

Zed Man
Zed Man
January 21, 2023 12:19 pm

What an insane movie! I cringed at some scenes such as the shooting of kids but must give kudos to Matt Dillon, who was perfect for the role probably because he has that killer look about him. This would have to be one of Von Triers best films in the same league as Antichrist. I dont know how he comes up with some of this stuff but I hope he keeps doing it. This is a must watch for anyone on this site.

niggerbitch
niggerbitch
January 20, 2023 10:53 am

“Warning (as requested): Includes violence against children” well, the sites called effedupmovies, what are you gonna expect?

urinepoops
urinepoops
July 30, 2022 10:19 pm

waited so many years to watch this – wish i hadn’t waited. incredible take on the serial killer narrative. thanks for putting it up 🙂

An_Oldboy
An_Oldboy
April 30, 2022 1:10 pm

Its Lars von Trier so you know the cinematography will be good and it is. Having a serial killer with OCD is novel but for me it is the dialogue with Verge that is the highlight of the film. Verge being Virgil which Jack realizes when he comments on him writing the Aeneid, with the film clearly taking from (the book) Dante’s Inferno where Virgil is the guide through hell (and indeed Verge states there are circles in hell). A serial killer film with philosophy and symbolism thrown in and one I enjoyed 4/5 scythes

fubarsque
fubarsque
February 10, 2022 11:04 pm

This movie comes in hard. It pulls no punches and isn’t afraid to hit below the belt. The main characters are gritty and dirty and they fight that way. The directing is animalistic and determined, the story line is in top form and ready to take on all cummers. In short, it’s a dirty, animalistic, gritty, bulbous flick. Don’t watch it is your idea of good is different than mine. My idea of good is when the movie is fucking good, not some shitty idea of good that is fucking stupid or lame, like milk toast with cream of wheat type shit. Everyone matters and belongs where they are for reasons and is a special little flower on this planet, but maybe not you. Probably actually not you. Definately in fact, don’t take it hard, just accept it and settle for that fact. Now I am going to watch this movie, I hope it lives up to the hype presented in this reviewers dissertation. It better be good or I will be fucking pissed.

kevwssw
kevwssw
December 30, 2021 8:32 am

omg…3rd grade death is art philosophizing. John Waters did it 50 years ago and with more depth..

Alex Hogendorp
Alex Hogendorp
November 19, 2021 9:09 pm

Quite and odd movie.

SEISMIC808
SEISMIC808
October 25, 2021 12:16 pm

That one scene where he screams help at the woman’s house reminds me too much of Pagan Min to take seriously ngl

tonyelmono
tonyelmono
August 2, 2021 5:34 am

That was pretty funny. I just kept thinking this is Tex, all grown up.

Glum.Sullen
Glum.Sullen
June 14, 2021 3:13 am

Im so glad you have this movie. And the rest of von triers it seems, time for me to catch up i guess.

Vic
Vic
March 13, 2021 8:19 pm

Honestly, I do not feel that this was one of Lars Van Trier’s best efforts. It’s worth a watch but not his best IMHO.

Charlie Winter
Charlie Winter
March 10, 2021 3:16 am

Well, that was fucking incredible.

Emil Cioran
Emil Cioran
November 1, 2020 2:43 pm

I thought Von Trier was just another horny man. This film cememnts that view.

Nina
Nina
October 24, 2020 2:09 pm

My best friend saw this at the movies and couldn’t get over how great it was, so we watched it together and I was like meh… 5/10

ralph
ralph
October 10, 2020 8:40 pm

Truly amazing film. One of my favourites.

Chris Ramirez
Chris Ramirez
August 14, 2020 12:06 am

BRAVO! SUPERB! & WTF?!?!

Chris
Chris
July 30, 2020 5:43 pm

wow never thought id ever watch such a philisophical serial killer movie. but hey thats Von Trier for you, packed with themes and symoblism. great performance from matt dillion and some scenes are pretty f***d up! :0

HoneyBadger
HoneyBadger
December 30, 2019 9:23 am

Odd movie. Not exactly what I’d call gore though. ?

Bethany
Bethany
December 18, 2019 11:16 pm

Awesome I love Lars Von Trier

Lallan
Lallan
December 18, 2019 8:32 pm

YESS!!! Thank you brother!!