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.
Being a Kiwi myself, I'm pretty excited for the release of this film - because the hype has been INSANE! I'm also a huge fan of the horror-comedy genre, so I'm going to be first in line to watch this one upon its release. I do hope that this movie will cement itself in New Zealand film history, up in the ranks with 'Braindead' 'Black Sheep' and 'Bad Taste', all of which are also hilariously gory horror comedy flicks.
Housebound is directed and written by Gerard Johnstone, and stars Morgana O’Reilly, Rima Te Wiata and Glen-Paul Waru. You can catch the flick in theatres, VOD and on iTunes October 17th and onward - will YOU be checking it out?