We have three clips from Jim Sheridan’s haunted house flick Dream House. The movie isn’t being screened for critics (at least not in Atlanta) most likely because it is awful. If it were a B-movie like Piranha 3D that doesn’t need critics, I would understand. But this is a psychological horror film from an award-winning director and it stars Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, and Naomi Watts. That’s James Bond, an Oscar-winner, and an Oscar-nominee as opposed to the forgettable cast of Shark Night 3D, which was also not screened for critics.
Because Universal would like us to market their movie even though they have no intention of letting us actually see it for review, I will now spoil the ending I just made up: “I was really surprised when Daniel Craig brushes his teeth with toothpaste he made from ground-up babies and kittens, and then screams racial slurs directly into the camera.” That would probably be a terrible ending, but these clips aren’t too great either (I like that the graffiti house chimney has a squiggly line of blood coming out of it. Subtle.) Hit the jump to check out the clips. Dream House opens Friday.
Some say that all houses have memories. For one man, his home is the place he would kill to forget. Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and Naomi Watts star in Dream House, a suspense thriller about a family that unknowingly moves into a home where several grisly murders were committed…only to find themselves the killer’s next target. Successful publisher Will Atenton (Craig) quit a job in New York City to relocate his wife, Libby (Weisz), and two girls to a quaint New England town. But as they settle into their new life, they discover their perfect home was the murder scene of a mother and her children. And the entire city believes it was at the hands of the husband who survived. When Will investigates the tragedy, his only lead comes from Ann Paterson (Watts), a neighbor who was close to the family that died. As Will and Ann piece together the disturbing puzzle, they discover that the story of the last man to leave Will’s dream house will be just as horrifying to the one who came next.