Film #8 of the Halloween 31
I have read a lot of good things about this film, so while browsing Netflix today to find a good horror movie, I decided to give this one a watch. After watching the film, I wish that I had seen it earlier.
The writing of the film is extremely inventive. It puts some unique spins on the haunted house subgenre of horror, and the plot of the film is in no way predictable. When any one of the twists occurred, I was truly surprised. There was also some comedy to be found in the film, mostly due to the use of irony many times throughout the film. The jump scares are few, but when they occur, they are extremely effective. The film also does a good job of building an unsettling atmosphere, as a combination of the eerie theme of the film and the humorous tones.
The film had some great cinematic elements, too. The cinematography was fantastic. It also used lighting very well to heighten suspense, such as a scene shot in the dark, with brief flashes of light. It was brilliant. The score is a bit cliché, but it serves its purpose to establish the atmosphere of the film. The acting is also very good, especially that of Morgana O'Reilly, who plays the protagonist. The writing does enough to create audience sympathy for the character, however, her acting goes even further to make the character likable.
So overall, "Housebound" is definitely an impressive horror comedy. I really enjoyed it, and I thought it was very well-made. I'm going to try to get a lot of other people to watch this film if I can.
Big Tuna's Rating: A
How Did I Watch It?: Netflix.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes.
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