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Housebound (2014)

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A young woman is forced to return to her childhood home after being placed under house arrest, where she suspects that something evil may be lurking.

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Gerard Johnstone
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A remake of the 2013 horror comedy "Housebound."

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Morgana O'Reilly ... Kylie Bucknell
Rima Te Wiata ... Miriam Bucknell
Glen-Paul Waru ... Amos
Ross Harper Ross Harper ... Graeme
Cameron Rhodes ... Dennis
Ryan Lampp Ryan Lampp ... Eugene
Mick Innes ... Kraglund
Bruce Hopkins ... Officer Carson
Millen Baird ... Officer Grayson
Wallace Chapman Wallace Chapman ... Hollis
David Van Horn ... Justin
Nikki Si'ulepa Nikki Si'ulepa ... Leslie
Ian Mune ... Judge
Kitty Riddell Kitty Riddell ... Elizabeth Chalmers
Lila Sharp Lila Sharp ... Young Kylie (voice)
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Storyline

Kylie Bucknell is forced to return to the house she grew up in when the court places her on home detention. Her punishment is made all the more unbearable by the fact she has to live there with her mother Miriam - a well-intentioned blabbermouth who's convinced that the house is haunted. Kylie dismisses Miriam's superstitions as nothing more than a distraction from a life occupied by boiled vegetables & small-town gossip. However, when she too becomes privy to unsettling whispers & strange bumps in the night, she begins to wonder whether she's inherited her overactive imagination, or if the house is in fact possessed by a hostile spirit who's less than happy about the new living arrangement. Written by Luke Gerantson

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Comedy | Horror | Mystery

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 2014 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

Arestata la domiciliu See more »

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Budget:

NZD 350,000 (estimated)
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Semi-Professional See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Won the "Fresh Blood Audience Award 2014" at Germany's Fantasy Film Festival. See more »

Quotes

Dennis: I realise how difficult this is for you. But if you can just imagine for a moment that the danger you think you are in may not be as real as it seems. Are you familiar with the term dissociative identity disorder?
Kylie Bucknell: Oh, get fucked.
Dennis: Do you ever lose track of time?
Kylie Bucknell: No, I do not.
Dennis: Do you sometimes hear voices?
Kylie Bucknell: This is ridiculous.
Dennis: What about your menstruating pattern?
Kylie Bucknell: I beg your pardon?
Dennis: A hallmark of the disorder in women is that each personality has its own menstrual cycle. This would mean that your ...
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Written by Alastair Riddell (as A Riddell)
Performed by Alastair Riddell (as Space Waltz)
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Cartoonish black humour and genuine suspense under the same roof.
23 October 2014 | by voyou-703-655350See all my reviews

And these are only two of the ingredients that will make Housebound at least a cult and hopefully a classic. It's hard enough to make the public laugh, the most difficult thing to achieve in fact. Now imagine that you can never guess if the next minute will crack you up or alarm you. How much fun that is !.

One aspect of Housebound that I particularly enjoy is the fact that the characters are as multi-layered as the story itself. They start with one facet, one role, and naturally reveal more of their humanity all along the way. They can bring as much surprises as the events do. It must have been a pleasure for the actors. Who, by the way, are excellent.

There are no scream queens here. Watch Housebound and you'll find yourself rooting for a brat or the housewife next door, between two guffaws.


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