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Plot: Kylie Bucknell is forced to return to the house she grew up in when the court places her on home detention. When she begins hearing unsettling whispers & strange bumps in the night, she begins to wonder whether she’s inherited her mother’s overactive imagination, or if the house is in fact possessed by a hostile spirit who’s less than happy about the new living arrangement.
Housebound (2014) is a comedy-horror filmed in New Zealand and is the movie directorial debut of Gerard Johnstone.
What we liked:
- Fast paced, original story that will keep you guessing and entertained until the end.
- Strong, quirky characters with a kick-ass female lead.
- A fine blend of comedy, genuine scares and suspense.
What we didn’t like:
- There’s not a lot to dislike but storyline felt a bit muddled at times.
Housebound is easily one of our favorite comedy-horrors of the year. This film is one of the rare cases where humor doesn’t come at the expense of true “horror” scares. Highly recommended.
Rating: 8 out of 10
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