ByThe Horror Honeys, writer at
The Horror Honeys

Not only am I the official ambassador for Canadian horror here at, I'm also a huge supporter of anything from New Zealand - if you don't know any Kiwi's, try and find some, because they're utterly hilarious. Kiwi's are very British about their humor. It's dry, acerbic, quick, and usually extremely deadpan, unexpected and has an almost accidental quality about it.

Housebound had it's premiere at SXSW this year to rave reviews, and while there's been no release date announced, I'm kind of bloody excited about it.

The Story

Teenage delinquent, 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.
However, when Kylie starts to experience for herself some unsettling whispers and strange bumps in the night, she begins to wonder whether she's inherited her mother's overactive imagination, or if the house is in fact possessed by a hostile spirit who's less than happy about the new living arrangement.

I'll be keeping you posted on any Housebound news, but until then, if you've got a taste for Kiwi horror, check out the official website for Housebound, and then go seek out a copy of Dead Alive while you wait for this one to drop!

(Source: New Zealand Intnl Film Festival)


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