Sunday, May 24, 2015

Brief Thoughts - HOUSEBOUND (2014)

Just a very quick note to bring attention to the film HOUSEBOUND (2014) that is currently streaming on NetFlix. I had been advised by several online friends to seek this one out and now that I have I will follow suit.



Now, a few non-spoiler details. HOUSEBOUND is best gone into with no or little prior knowledge of the plot but I will say that it would be categorized as a horror/comedy and has elements that wouldn't feel out of place in one of fellow Kiwi filmmaker Peter Jackson's early work. The story involves a young lady forced to return to her childhood home to serves eight months of house arrest. As any woman in her early twenties might, she feels resentment at the situation and frustration with her mom and step-father. She gradually starts trying to make use of her time and eventually her boredom turned curiosity results in learning that her mother thinks the house is haunted! Soon enough she too begins to notice things that only seem explainable by supernatural means. That is all I will say.

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