The upcoming horror comedy Housebound finds a young woman named Kylie placed on house arrest. She returns to her family home to carry out her sentence. Further exacerbating her problems, Kylie has a strained relationship with her seemingly delusional mother who is convinced the house is haunted. When Kylie starts to think her mother may be right, she begins to question her own sanity.
Housebound is written and directed by New Zealand native Gerard Johnstone. It stars Morgana O’Reilly and Rima Te Wiata as Kylie and her mother Miriam. The film is made up of relative newcomers both in front of and behind the camera. This marks director Gerard Johnstone’s first feature film and both leads have primarily worked in television prior to Housebound. In spite of a lack of collective experience, the film is garnering rave reviews from advance screenings and its run on the festival circuit.
Housebound is set to be released in theaters and across VOD platforms on October 17, 2014. I’m anxious to check this one out. From the trailer and the early buzz, it looks like it’s going to be a winner.
Director(s): Gerard Johnstone
Writer(s): Gerard Johnstone
Stars: Morgana O’Reilly, Rima Te Wiata and Glen-Paul Waru
Release: October 17, 2014
Studio/ Production Co: Xlrator Media
Length: 107 Minutes
Sub-Genre: Horror Comedy