Sunday, January 18, 2015

Housebound (2014)

Last night, I spent the evening dissecting the movie Horns for a project in my Historical Archetypes and Mythology class. While I love the movie, it definitely was a lot harder than I first imagined pulling that assignment together. To catch up on reviews, the next flick up is the 2014 horror/comedy Housebound. 

Plot/ Kylie Bucknell is forced to return to the house she grew up in when the court places her on home detention. Soon, she wonders if this is her overactive imagination, or if the house is in fact possessed by a hostile spirit who is less than happy about the new living arrangement.

This movie was a weird combination of ghost story, murder mystery, and dark comedy; a flick that was a little slower than I expected. In fact, that may be one of the only downfalls, as the twists that were written in almost overshadowed the comedic events and made the film drag more than I anticipated. The storyline is interesting, the performances solid, and the character actually develop rather well within the confines of this horror/comedy mixture. Unfortunately, it is a quite unbelievable story, and that never allows any one-direction take hold. In the end, this one is a solid flick that is balanced and entertaining with enough comedy/horror to keep fans entertained. Is it perfect? No, but it is one of the better movies of its kind and one that should be seen.

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