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I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016)

A young nurse takes care of elderly author who lives in a haunted house.

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(as Osgood Perkins)
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Lily
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Iris Blum
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Mr. Waxcap
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Polly
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Groom
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Mr. Darling
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Young Iris
James Perkins ...
John
Beatrix Perkins ...
Wendy
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A young nurse takes care of elderly author who lives in a haunted house.

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28 October 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Yo soy la cosa linda que vive en la casa  »

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Director Oz Perkins includes a few nods to his late father, actor and singer Anthony Perkins, in this film. For example, he includes the song "You Keep Coming Back Like a Song," which is performed by Anthony. Another is a clip from the film "Friendly Persuasion," which starred Anthony. See more »

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The Netflix trailer includes a copyright line with a misprint in the year, it states "Copyright MMXCI", a misprint for MMXVI (2016). MMXCI is 2091. The main film's opening copyright line also has a misprint. It reads "A Netflix Original Film. All rights reserved. MMXVI". This omits the word "Copyright" and the recognized symbol for it. (Copyright is properly asserted at the end of the end credits.) See more »

Quotes

Lily: I am very seldom required to wear white by my employers. But, anyway, I always do. It has always been that wearing white reassures the sick that I can never be touched, even as darkness folds in on them from every side, closing like a claw.
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Features Friendly Persuasion (1956) See more »

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You Keep Coming Back Like a Song
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Anthony Perkins and Urbie Green & His Orchestra
Courtesy of RCA Records
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Slow, Quiet But Has Its Charm
1 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

The acting was subtle and well done, the story was intriguing (if its potential was never fully met), and the near silent tone of the movie was a strength more than a drawback. There will be unanswered questions, and that annoys a lot of people. If you are like me and prefer to leave with questions, you will appreciate this flick more.

I don't think the criticism calling it boring it fair. A lot is going on in the background if you pay attention. It reminds me of Victorian ghost stories. Not everything has to be extreme to be worth viewing.

All in all it has its problems, but worth watching if you don't mind a slow build.


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