Gerard Johnstone’s HOUSEBOUND took the festival circuit by storm and gained tons of acclaim all across the board (rightfully so, our review hits tomorrow). The New Zealand-based horror/comedy is by far one of the best horror hybrids I’ve seen in ages, being the absolutely perfect combination of making you laugh hysterically one minute and grabbing your seat the next. Part haunting story, part gory splatter film, HOUSEBOUND feels like an early Peter Jackson film but made today (Jackson was among the many fans of the film during its festival run).
The film is finally set to hit DVD/Bluray on November 18th from XLrator Media, giving horror fans the opportunity to catch one of the most impressive genre films in the last decade. If you’re into films that gracefully jump genres, HOUSEBOUND is one that should be in your collection.
“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 not particularly thrilled about her return.”
HOUSEBOUND hits DVD/Bluray on November 18th via XLrator Media.