The Halloween season is upon us, and that means horror movies abound. While it might not be getting its debut on the big screen, Netflix is quietly adding a noteworthy title to its ranks and the first trailer is super-creepy.
Osgood "Oz" Perkins (the son of Anthony "Norman Bates" Perkins) made his directorial debut with last year's chilling and deeply unsettling thriller The Blackcoat’s Daughter last year. Perkins appears to be on quite a roll as his new project, I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House, was recently acquired by Netflix.
The first trailer for I Am The Pretty Thing, released today by Bloody Disgusting, is shrouded in mystery and will undoubtedly have all horror-loving viewers eager to see more. Check it out below:
The American-Canadian horror was written and directed by Perkins and stars Ruth Wilson (Saving Mr. Banks), Paula Prentiss (Man's Favorite Sport?), Bob Balaban (Moonrise Kingdom) and Lucy Boynton (Sense and Sensibility).
The trailer leaves many questions to be answered. (A massive understatement, I know.) Thankfully, an online synopsis clears up the plot for those who actually want to know more about what's going on.
When author Iris Bloom becomes bedridden, her estate manager, Mr. Waxcap, hires a live-in nurse, Lily. Lily comes to believe that Bloom's most popular horror novel may be based on a real-life murder Bloom possibly committed at the house.
Let's delve a little deeper into this trailer, shall we?
A Mysterious House
"A house that holds a memory of death is the staying place of a rotted ghost." It's official, we're one line in and I'm sold on this movie.
Lily And Iris
Can this old woman really be as sinister as the plot suggests? Is it wrong that I kind of hope that she is?
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The Clock Is Ticking
Well, that doesn't sound good, does it?
The Things Only Lily Can See
A belt and some keys aren't particularly precarious, however, in this household I suspect they might be a clue to a greater mystery.
Beware The Spots That Spread
As a general rule I try to stay away from eerie looking spots in any location. But when they go from the walls and boxes to my skin, I think it's time to pack up and leave.
The Lady In The Walls
Unless we're talking about Snooki's book A Shore Thing, I can't imagine how terrible it really is. But then again, if the horrors hidden within the book are true, then Lily is in serious trouble.
Who Is Polly?
We've already established that Lily is the "Pretty Thing" and the old woman in the house is Iris, who also happens to be the author of the terrible book. But who is Polly? Is she the blindfolded blonde? Is she just a character in a book? Or is she actually the lady in the walls that Iris murdered long ago?
Hopefully all of these questions and more will be answered once the movie credits roll.
I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House will be available for streaming on Netflix starting October 28.
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[Source: Bloody Disgusting]