Kylie Bucknell (Morgana O'Reilly) 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
(Rima Te Wiata) – a well-intentioned blabbermouth who's convinced 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.
- " Housebound does ghosts in the walls with the same wacky panache as the
recent Wyrmwood did Aussie zombies. " – Kate Muir
- " Johnstone is one to watch. " – Mike
- " First-time director Gerard Johnstone may not possess the wild visual
invention of his patron Peter Jackson, but he's ruthlessly proficient at
old-school scares. " – Tom Huddleston