Amos: You know, the closed mind is the worst defense against the paranormal, Kylie. What are you gonna do against a hostile spirit? You just gonna crack jokes?
Kylie: No, I am going to smash it in the face.
Amos: You cannot punch ectoplasm.
Housebound (2014) Directed by Gerard Johnstone, tells the story of Kylie Bucknell, an at risk 20 something living in New Zealand who gets arrested trying to rip off an ATM at the local convenience store. The judge sentences her to 8 months house arrest with her mother and stepfather in her childhood home. After just a few days Kylie starts noticing strange things happening in the house. Unable to leave, Kylie (played by Morgana O’Reily) is forced to investigate the mystery of the house’s past. What ensues is creepy, terrifying, and drenched in blood.
This film has got what it takes to be a true cult classic. There are plenty of thrills and chills in this hilariously stellar film and there is also a great story involved with a couple of pretty good twists. The humor is the strongest element in Housebound. The jokes are timed perfectly and they don’t distract from the main story which is powered by some pretty amazing dialog.
It’s been a while since a horror film has been so much fun to watch. Housebound has it all: Thrills, creep outs, jump scares, blood and guts, physical humor great jokes and interesting characters. Squeeze this award winning film into your Halloween rotation this year!
Born and raised in San Diego California, I grew up loving the action horror and sci-fi genres. The first R rated film I saw was Predator back when I was 8 years old. Aliens blew me away as a youngster and I made a M41-A pulse rifle out of paper towel rolls and rubber bands. I ran around for hours avoiding face huggers and blasting xenomorphs in my back yard and I am bringing that big imagination to Nevermore Horror.