All set to have its Canadian premiere at Fantasia in Montreal on August 3, the Kiwi comedy horror Housebound
will debut in U.S. cinemas and on VOD and iTunes on October 17. A new trailer is available, which you can find below.
Restless delinquent Kylie (Morgana O'Reilly) finds herself in juvenile court and gets the proverbial book thrown at her. Sentenced to house arrest in the home she grew up in - and would prefer to never revisit - Kylie returns to live with her absurdly doting mother Miriam (NZ comedy legend Rima Te Wiata) and her schmucky boyfriend. She also finds herself living with a decidedly unfriendly spirit who seems to be every bit as unhappy about this new situation as she is. Thankfully - sort of - the security guard in charge of monitoring Kylie's whereabouts also happens to be very much into amateur ghost-hunting. Whatever happens, Kylie can't go very far. The tracking bracelet locked on her ankle makes that certain. She's got no choice but to remain home. And deal with everything that's coming.
Our own Peter Martin caught the film during its World Premiere at SXSW this year and in his glowing review he wrote:
Housebound quickly tears apart the classic haunted-house movie piece by piece, and then reconstructs it on the fly with fresh new materials, garnished with oodles of blood, dark comedy, strong characters, and genuine suspense.
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