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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 ... See full summary »

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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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Areszt domowy  »

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NZD 350,000 (estimated)
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Won the "Fresh Blood Audience Award 2014" at Germany's Fantasy Film Festival. See more »

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Dennis: Kylie, it is the drugs you have not taken that concern me the most.
Kylie Bucknell: What are you talking about?
Dennis: A year ago you were diagnosed as bipolar.
Kylie Bucknell: Yeah, to get in the sickness benefit. Everyone does it.
Dennis: Going off your medication can be very dangerous.
Kylie Bucknell: Dennis, I think you will find my mental state is pretty sound compared to the maniac that is living in our fucking walls!
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Features Coronation Street (1960) See more »

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Written by Alastair Riddell (as A Riddell)
Performed by Alastair Riddell (as Space Waltz)
Courtesy of EMI Music
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Laugh, Scream, Flinch
18 October 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Housebound is really something. It's part ghost story, part People Under the Stairs, part murder mystery, part slapstick comedy and part family drama. The dialog, facial expression and spot on timing of the action keep this mash up of genres amusing every step of the way. Just when you think you know which way it's heading, it either makes fun of the standard clichés or skips them entirely, casting us into a twist and turn that starts it all over again with an entirely new plot development. And when you think you know where that plot line is headed, it does it again. I really enjoyed the character Amos played by Glen-Paul Waru. His bumbling energy kept me chuckling. I also enjoyed the fact that even though this film gets pretty violent and gory at times, overall it is a good-natured, feel good movie that, like a roller coaster ride, is scary and fun and shocking and harmless all at the same time. Good job Gerard Johnstone!


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