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
The location of the house is a little bit of a mystery. The characters say they are on the "Twin coast highway" which means they are somewhere north of Auckland, but the library books show a postcode of "4702" which is much further south in Feilding. See more »
I went into this not expecting much, bored one night at home and saw it on demand, the trailer portrayed it as a straight-up haunted house type horror, which it is not.
I don't usually care for horror movies that can also be classified as comedic, I like the scares, chills, and suspense of a good horror move and tend to stay away from the super campy or "funny" types. Rare to form, this movie gives you both horror and comedy, and more. It is intriguing, suspenseful, creepy, and, at times, downright hilarious. The acting was very good, the characters well developed. I didn't feel like it was too long, just right in my opinion. It's well worth watching even for those who don't typically like horror.
And I have to add that the scene at the end of the movie, where the epic "fight for their life" begins, is so funny, I was simultaneously nervous and tense while also laughing hysterically.
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