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Housebound

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4.6 out of 5 stars Based on 14 Customer Ratings

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"Little kiwi gem perfect for a night in"
4 stars"
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This kiwi take on the haunted house theme tickles the funny bone while ramping up the tension. Kylie Bucknell is “trapped” by her court ordered home detention and forced to confront some home truths. Rima Tiwiata is perfectly cast as her hand wringing mother, helping her damaged daughter. The director knows the genre well and, ably assisted by a talented cast, gives this spooker a hilarious kiwi twist.

"Great kiwi horror comedy"
5 stars"
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Housebound

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.

Critic Reviews:

  • " 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 McCahill
  • " 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
Release date NZ
December 3rd, 2014
Movie Format
  • Blu-ray
Blu-ray Region
  • Region B
Edition
  • Standard Edition
Collection
Aspect Ratio
  • 2.35 : 1
Language
English
Length (Minutes)
107
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
Number of Discs
1
Country of Production
  • New Zealand
Genres
  • Comedy
  • Horror
Original Release Year
2014
Box Dimensions (mm)
135x170x10
UPC
9397911504286
Product ID
22973665

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