A young couple is thinking about buying their starter home. And to this end, they visit a real estate agency where they are received by a strange sales agent, who accompanies them to a new, mysterious, peculiar housing development to show them a single-family home. There they get trapped in a surreal, maze-like nightmare.Written by
Sitges Film Festival
Imogen Poots and Jesse Eisenberg previously starred in The Art of Self-Defense. See more »
When Gemma and Tom are trying to leave that strange neighborhood with the car, Gemma is looking at their both cellphones. None of it have phone network. But they could have use the GPS instead, to find out where they are, and find a possible way out. See more »
Rudy A Message To You
Written by Dandy Livingstone (as Robert Thompson)
Performed by Dandy Livingstone
Used by permission of Carlin Music Delaware, a Round Hill Music Company
Courtesy of Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company See more »
Would have made a good short film
Unfortunately there's not enough substance here to fill up an entire feature film. There's A LOT of padding. For example the scene where they're listening to ska music in the car. It doesn't add anything much to the movie. It feels like the actors were told to just make up a dialogue on the spot.
For a movie of this kind to sustain our attention for a full hour and a half there needs to be more than just the initial concept. Unfortunatley there's not. There's no twist. There's no second act. There's a really interesting "nightmare"-type scene towards the end which feels for a moment like the movie's finally going somewhere. But then it dissipates and we're left with nothing much once more.
Why didn't the protagonists try and decipher the book that was delivered? Surely that was a vital clue? What caused their health to fail? Why didn't they try breaking into other houses on the street? I wanted these characters to fight to the death but they really went out with a wimper.
Could have been great.... but wasn't. Watch "the Platform" instead if you want surreal horror with a message.
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