**This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!**
“I didn’t think we had secrets…”
The Night House originally released in theaters on August 20th 2021. It is now currently available to rent on demand. The psychological horror film stars Rebecca Hall, Sarah Goldberg and Evan Jonigkeit. It runs for approximately an hour and forty-eight minutes.
After the tragic and unexpected death of her husband, Beth is left alone to cope with everything in the lake house he built for her, but quickly discovers that a supernatural presence may be lurking on the property.
Here is the trailer:
The Night House brings something new to the table as it explores the deepest and darkest parts of grief in an unsettling way. Does it do enough to earn a watch? Let’s find out…
Rebecca Hall’s portrayal is convincing and moving.
The majority of the movie focuses on Beth and I thought that Rebecca Hall was really moving on screen. It’s not easy portraying grief in such a compelling way and I thought that she really gave her character a lot of layers that one could relate to.
There was also a dry sarcastic side to Beth and I thought that helped lighten up the movie here and there because it was really heavy at some points.
Not the kind of horror I expected…
And I mean this in the best possible way. From the trailer, I thought I was going to watch another haunted house movie and I experienced something very different. I like when horror movies think outside the box and this movie really provoked an emotional response to some horrifying unknown mysteries surrounding both life and death.
I was never bored and the mystery at the core kept me completely invested.
You need to be in the right state of mind to watch this movie…
This movie really stuck with me but I also thought that a lot of the content was really emotionally draining. The movie creates an important discussion on grief and depression, but I really needed a clear head to watch this. This isn’t one of those movies where you can just turn your mind off and enjoy. It will make you think and that’s not necessarily a con, but more of a warning if you are not emotionally prepared to watch this.
So am I in or out?
I’m all for a horror movie that pushes boundaries and really tries to do something different and that’s what this film accomplished. The kind of horror we witness is truly unsettling and disturbing, but that’s also because it mirrors so many of the thoughts and emotions we go through on a daily basis.
Overall, this was a compelling and moving watch that really made me think about a lot…
I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on The Night House in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!
Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl
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