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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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Official Sites:

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Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 2014 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

Arestata la domiciliu See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

NZD350,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$241,347
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Semi-Professional See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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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Connections

Features Antiques Roadshow (1979) 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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Surprisingly Great
5 November 2014 | by reallyevilboySee 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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