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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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Won the "Fresh Blood Audience Award 2014" at Germany's Fantasy Film Festival. See more »

Quotes

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 Jim Hanvey, Detective (1937) 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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Fun times.
27 October 2014 | by kuronoxSee all my reviews

At first I was really skeptical about this movie due to the "comedy" genre. Usually I'm not much of a horror/comedy fan (being a big fan of "pure" horror movies). I gave this movie a try due to the positive ratings and I was not disappointed. And for anyone that is wondering... it definitely has horror elements.

The mysterious story was really great and the acting was on point. None of the characters were annoying (I find a lot of character in horror/comedy movies rather annoying). I was pleasantly surprised that the comedy was more of a dark comedy rather than toilet comedy, but I really didn't know what to expect.


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Official Sites:

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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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2.35 : 1
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