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Housebound (2014)

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A young woman is forced to return to her childhood home after being placed under house arrest, where she suspects that something evil may be lurking.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Kylie Bucknell
... Miriam Bucknell
... Amos
Ross Harper ... Graeme
... Dennis
Ryan Lampp ... Eugene
... Kraglund
... Officer Carson
... Officer Grayson
Wallace Chapman ... Hollis
... Justin
Nikki Si'ulepa ... Leslie
... Judge
Kitty Riddell ... Elizabeth Chalmers
Lila Sharp ... Young Kylie (voice)


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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Comedy | Horror | Mystery


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Release Date:

4 September 2014 (New Zealand)  »

Also Known As:

Arestata la domiciliu  »


Box Office


NZD 350,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Won the "Fresh Blood Audience Award 2014" at Germany's Fantasy Film Festival. See more »


Amos: You know, the closed mind is the worst defense against the paranormal, Kylie. What are you gonna do against a hostile spirit? You just gonna crack jokes?
Kylie Bucknell: No, I am going to smash it in the face.
Amos: You cannot punch ectoplasm.
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Features Antiques Roadshow (1979) See more »


Written by Alastair Riddell (as A Riddell)
Performed by Alastair Riddell (as Space Waltz)
Courtesy of EMI Music
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Surprisingly Great
5 November 2014 | by See all my reviews

I went into this movie with high expectations. This movie has some of the best reviews I have seen.

I was surprised when the movie outshone my expectations. It was great, it was funny, incredibly funny. It had a few scares, a few jumps here and there. It had a plot that twisted a turned a little.

The acting and character development is what really made it an impressive piece of work. The mother really is great.

This really is a great movie. One of the best New Zealand movies I've seen. One of the best horror movies from the last ten years I've seen.

Highly recommended

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