"Johnstone’s screenplay throws one terrific curve ball after another and never allows its goofy humor to compromise its genuinely scary components. Though destined to be pigeonholed as a horror-comedy, the pic plays more like a fast-paced fantasy-thriller with a generous side order of droll dialogue." - Richard Kuipers, Variety
It's padded out in length until the final 1/3 of its runtime. While that last bit is very tense and is knee-deep in twists, the first hour is bland due to the comedy often not working that well, and the Morgana O'Reilly character being very unlikeable. The beginning also needed better editing to retain a greater energy, as while all the story details fit neatly into the plot, it still feels lethargic and lopsided.
Fun homage to Peter Jackson and Sam Raimi (and a lot of other 80s/90s) horror with some decent performances. Also I ate this ridiculous fro-yo during this: graham cracker cinnamon fro-yo with Cinnamon Toast Crunch, chocolate brownie pieces and gummi bears. Really any movie would've gotten at least two stars tonight in this fat fuck's household. Delicious. Except maybe Sucker Punch, that movie is dog ass.
The New Zealand horror movie is not only clever.Housebound is a horror film in its own genre. The film provided many clever scares, and a lot of funny moments that was straight up hilarious.Even though the movie played on comedy, it certainly provided the audience with many clever jumpscare's. This movie have created a new phobia with the name of "Eugene".
This was about an hour too long. The star is Morgana O'Reilly, who yes is unlikeable but unlikeable in a way I can relate to. It refreshing to see a female character (especially in the Horror genre) who isn't a cliched stereotype. The mum was a great as well!