I didn’t get a chance to see Housebound when it played at SXSW earlier this year in Austin, but literally every peer of mine in the genre world who saw it was raving about it. So I’m discovering this movie alongside you guys and we now have an exclusive clip from the film to share with you that shows a bit of the film’s funny, clever side I’ve been hearing so much about.
The film was written and directed by Gerard Johnstone and stars Morgana O’Reilly, Rima Te Wiata and Glen-Paul Waru. It hits iTunes, VOD and select theaters on October 17th from XLrator media. Hit the jump for our exclusive Housebound clip.
Here’s the official synopsis:
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 not particularly thrilled about her return.