I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House ()

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A young nurse takes care of an elderly author who lives in a haunted house.


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Iris Blum
Mr. Waxcap
Mr. Darling
Young Iris
James Perkins ...
Beatrix Perkins ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Scarlett Roth (as Melanie Hubert)

Directed by

Oz Perkins ... (as Osgood Perkins)

Written by

Oz Perkins ... (written by) (as Osgood Perkins)

Produced by

Ian Bricke ... executive producer
Sarah Deline ... associate producer
Joanna Denton ... producer
Alphonse Ghossein ... executive producer
Lindsey King ... producer
Matt Levin ... executive producer
Robert Menzies ... producer
Paul Moyer ... post producer
Rob Paris ... producer
Darcy Smith ... post coordinator
Jeremy Kipp Walker ... executive in charge of production

Music by

Elvis Perkins

Cinematography by

Julie Kirkwood

Film Editing by

Brian Ufberg

Editorial Department

Mark Driver ... colorist
Emily Freund ... assistant editor

Casting By

Eyde Belasco
Ilona Smyth

Production Design by

Shane Boucher
Jeremy Reed

Set Decoration by

Garren Dunbar

Costume Design by

Jennifer Stroud ... (as Jenn Stroud)

Makeup Department

Jessica Awad ... daily hair stylist
Nicola Bendrey ... special makeup effects artist
Tara Brawley ... key hair stylist
Marissa Clemence ... key makeup artist
Chrystal Lotz ... hair stylist: additional photography
Angie Mills ... assistant makeup and hair
Mary White ... daily makeup assistant

Production Management

W. Michael Beard ... post-production supervisor
Sarah Deline ... unit production manager
Candice McHugh ... post & vfx producer: eggplant

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Reid A. Dunlop ... first assistant director
Joseph J. Gillanders ... additional first assistant director / second assistant director

Art Department

Nina Bains ... daily painter / daily set dresser
Ben Belanger ... on set carpenter
Mathieu Bissonnette-Bigras ... on set carpenter
Carolyn Borer ... scenic artist
Derek Broda ... carpenter
Mélanie Bérubé ... art department coodinator
Paul Daroszewski ... carpenter
Kelsey Davidson ... set dresser
Kendrick de Lepper ... scenic painter
Alex Devine ... carpenter
Stephanie Essig ... scenic painter
Susan Fishlin ... scenic painter
Dan Gallant ... carpenter
Trevor Gallinger ... set dresser
Fanny Gauthier ... set designer
Nicole Godwin ... buyer
Thomas Heidenreich ... carpenter
Ted Kennedy ... on-set dresser
Roxanne Landry ... graphic designer
Lonnie Lapierre ... concept artist
Dave Leal ... carpenter
Michael Madore ... on set carpenter
Derek Marsden ... carpenter
William Mood ... construction coordinator
Tom O'Leary ... carpenter
Paul Osepchook ... carpenter
Paul Pellerin ... assistant set decorator
Geoff Sangster ... daily painter
Tonie St-Onge ... layout artist / props assistant
Andrea Steinwand ... scenic painter
Vicki Williams ... key scenic (as Vickie Williams)
Tim Winchester ... carpenter / property master

Sound Department

Gray Aletter ... sound editor
Chelsea Body ... foley recordist
Julien Desormeaux ... boom operator
Bruce Fleming ... re-recording mixer
Allan Fung ... supervising sound editor
Jesse Gillingham ... dialogue editor
Trevor Goulet ... sound mixer
Richard Harkness ... sound effects editor
Ian Rodness ... re-recording mixer
Johnny Ross ... sound intern
Colin Snelson ... daily boom operator

Special Effects by

Ben Belanger ... special effects coordinator
Nicola Bendrey ... makeup special effects assistant
Mathieu Bissonnette-Bigras ... special effects technician
Zane Knisely ... makeup special effects
Tom O'Leary ... daily special effects

Visual Effects by

Sam Javanrouh ... visual effects supervisor: Eggplant Pictures
Helen Thach ... visual effects supervisor

Camera and Electrical Department

Andreas Borrel ... daily electric
Albert Camicioli ... still photographer
Brian Cassar ... additional second assistant camera
Peter Chartier ... additional key grip
Jesse Clark ... second assistant camera
René Cotton ... best boy electric
Paul Daroszewski ... grip
Greg Drizhachenko ... daily second assistant camera
Sheena Johnson ... electric
Shawn Kazda ... additional dolly grip / daily electric
Ryan P. Kelly ... camera trainee
Sandra Lombardi ... digital imaging technician
Adam McLaren ... additional best boy grip
David Olts ... daily grip
John Olts ... gaffer
Anthony Police ... key grip
Geoff Pope ... best boy grip
Demetri Portelli ... director of photography: additional photography / first assistant camera
Diana Pylypenko ... additional grip
James Ransom ... camera operator
Jesse Segal-Daly ... grip
Jack Studzienny ... dolly grip
Wesley Van Hoof ... additional best boy electric / electric
Michelle Veza ... daily first assistant camera
Anthony Von Seck ... additional electric (as Anthony Seck)
Oscar Frederick Welsh ... daily grip
Mark Zanin ... daily second assistant camera

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Jonna Boulione ... daily costume (as Jonna Boulaine)
Mélanie Bérubé ... daily costume
Sonia Carriere ... daily costume
Jasmine Murray-Bergquist ... additional on set costume / assistant costume designer

Location Management

Sarah Deline ... location manager

Music Department

Zed Starkovich ... music editor / music supervisor

Script and Continuity Department

Forbes Campbell ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

Nina Bains ... driver
Scott Bassarab ... driver
Steve Boisvert ... transportation coordinator
Greg Drizhachenko ... daily driver
Jessica Laight ... driver
Randy Lepage ... picture vehicle wrangler / transportation captain
Lloyd Longley ... daily driver
Alexander McDermid ... driver
Devin Rushton ... daily driver
Colin Snelson ... daily driver
Chris Surujnarain ... daily driver
Mathew Surujnarian ... driver
Emilie Westbrook ... driver
Ryan Zedic ... driver

Additional Crew

Nina Bains ... production assistant
Stephanie Beaune ... production assistant
Hayley Berketa ... additional production assistant
Jonna Boulione ... security
Tom Cassell ... production assistant
Caitlin Delaney ... production coordinator
Julien Desormeaux ... daily production assistant
Mary Gillanders ... on-location coordinator (as Mary Beanish) / production coordinator: on location (as Mary Beanish)
Nicole Godwin ... assistant production coordinator
Charise Greene ... dialect coach
Elizabeth Hagen ... production accountant
Ben Hrkach ... assistant to the director
Brooks Hunter ... behind the scenes
Megan Inwood ... Production Secretary
Holly Kelsey ... craft assistant
Benny Li ... daily production assistant
Donna McLenaghan ... dialogue recordist
Colleen McMaster ... first assistant production accountant
Riley Morrison ... production assistant
Panina Pollock ... caterer
Devin Rushton ... production assistant
Colin Snelson ... daily production assistant
Chris Surujnarain ... production assistant
Cathy Lynn Symonds ... stand-in/body double: Ruth Wilson (as Cathy Symonds)
Liam Thompson ... additional craft assistant
Nicole Viens ... trainee assistant accountant
Emilie Westbrook ... stand-in
Huma Khan ... netflix legal counsel (uncredited)


Anthony Perkins ... dedicatee (as A.P.)
Louise Tarleton ... the producers wish to thank
Rhonda Weinberg ... the producers wish to thank

Production Companies



  • Netflix (2016) (Belgium) (video) (VOD)
  • Netflix (2016) (Germany) (video) (VOD)
  • Netflix (2016) (Netherlands) (video) (VOD)
  • Netflix (2016) (Singapore) (video)
  • Netflix (2016) (Sweden) (video) (VOD)
  • Netflix (2016) (United Kingdom) (video) (VOD)
  • Netflix (2016) (United States) (video) (VOD)

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Other Companies



Plot Summary

Stained by the brutal death of a young woman, the tranquil and vacant New England mansion of the prolific horror authoress, Iris Blum, has become her silent prison. To take care of the ageing writer who suffers from chronic dementia, the property's manager hires the gentle and soft-spoken live-in hospice nurse, Lily Saylor; however, this is far from an ordinary job. Little by little, Lily's imagination will run wild, as shadowy sightings of eerie female spectres blur the frail boundaries between reality and fantasy, fable and truth. Iris has talked about man's coexistence with the spectral realm in her novels that chill the bone to the marrow. Could her secluded white house at the end of the road be an aerial limbo caught in the middle of life and death? Written by Nick Riganas

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Also Known As
  • Soy la bonita criatura que vive en esta casa (Spain)
  • Yo soy la cosa linda que vive en la casa (Colombia)
  • Sou a Cara Bonita que Vive Nesta Casa (Portugal)
  • Soy la cosa linda que vive en la casa (Argentina)
  • 呪われし家に咲く一輪の花 (Japan, Japanese title)
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  • 89 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia Director Oz Perkins includes a few nods to his late father, actor and singer Anthony Perkins, in this film. For example, he includes the song "You Keep Coming Back Like a Song," which is performed by Anthony. Another is a clip from the film "Friendly Persuasion," which starred Anthony. See more »
Goofs The narrative of the story says the young bride was brought to the house her husband built for her in 1812, but the dress and hairstyle she is wearing, as a ghost, is from the period of the 1850s to the 1860s. Since she was murdered soon after moving into the house, the dress and hairstyle do not match her backstory. See more »
Movie Connections Features Friendly Persuasion (1956). See more »
Soundtracks You Keep Coming Back Like a Song See more »
Quotes Lily: I have heard myself say that a house with a death in it can never again be bought or sold by the living. It can only be borrowed from the ghosts that have stayed behind. To go back and forth, letting out and gathering back in again. Worrying over the floors in confused circles. Tending to their deaths like patchy, withered gardens. They have stayed to look back for a glimpse of the very last moments of their lives. But the memories of their own deaths are faces on the wrong side of wet windows, smeared by rain. Impossible to properly see. There is nothing that chains them to the places where their bodies have fallen. They are free to go, but still they confine themselves, held in place by their looking. For those who have stayed, their prison is their never seeing. And left all alone, this is how they rot.
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