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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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Gerard Johnstone
5 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Morgana O'Reilly ... Kylie Bucknell
Rima Te Wiata ... Miriam Bucknell
Glen-Paul Waru ... Amos
Ross Harper Ross Harper ... Graeme
Cameron Rhodes ... Dennis
Ryan Lampp Ryan Lampp ... Eugene
Mick Innes ... Kraglund
Bruce Hopkins ... Officer Carson
Millen Baird ... Officer Grayson
Wallace Chapman Wallace Chapman ... Hollis
David Van Horn ... Justin
Nikki Si'ulepa Nikki Si'ulepa ... Leslie
Ian Mune ... Judge
Kitty Riddell Kitty Riddell ... Elizabeth Chalmers
Lila Sharp Lila Sharp ... Young Kylie (voice)
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Amos: Ghosts have a lower body temperature than humans.
Kylie Bucknell: [in funny voice] Do dey?
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Connections

Remade as Housebound See more »

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Angel
Written by Alastair Riddell (as A Riddell)
Performed by Alastair Riddell (as Space Waltz)
Courtesy of EMI Music
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As far as horror movies go, this is excellent
5 November 2014 | by lizwords9183See all my reviews

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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Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 2014 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

Housebound See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

NZD350,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$241,347
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Semi-Professional See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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