Watch: Housebound 2014 123movies, Full Movie Online – Kylie Bucknell 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 – a well-intentioned blabbermouth who’s convinced that the house is haunted. 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..
Plot: When Kylie Bucknell is sentenced to home detention, she’s forced to come to terms with her unsociable behaviour, her blabbering mother and a hostile spirit who seems less than happy about the new living arrangement.
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Laugh, Scream, Flinch
Housebound is really something. It’s part ghost story, part People Under the Stairs, part murder mystery, part slapstick comedy and part family drama. The dialog, facial expression and spot on timing of the action keep this mash up of genres amusing every step of the way. Just when you think you know which way it’s heading, it either makes fun of the standard clichés or skips them entirely, casting us into a twist and turn that starts it all over again with an entirely new plot development. And when you think you know where that plot line is headed, it does it again. I really enjoyed the character Amos played by Glen-Paul Waru. His bumbling energy kept me chuckling. I also enjoyed the fact that even though this film gets pretty violent and gory at times, overall it is a good-natured, feel good movie that, like a roller coaster ride, is scary and fun and shocking and harmless all at the same time. Good job Gerard Johnstone!
Expert Blend of Horror and Humor
I was so skeptical of this movie. I’d just seen two bad scary movies in a row and this was another unknown. The movie starts with a misguided, angry, petulant teenager that gets sentenced to 8 months house arrest. Almost immediately she starts witnessing some paranormal events. It was at this point that I began to get annoyed and disinterested. “Here we go. Another generic ghost/poltergeist movie.” I hung in there and I am so glad I did.
This movie was such a delightful surprise. There was some great misdirection of a unique kind and some excellent humor. The story was nicely woven. I don’t want to give anything away but I want to really emphasize how good the plot and plot twists were. Nothing was telegraphed and nor was it done in Shayamalanian fashion where there was a twist for twist sake. It was seamless and very naturally done.
Coupled with the story this movie expertly balanced humor with fright. It was such that at times I didn’t know if it was a legitimate horror movie or a comedy. In the end it was both and it was spectacular.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 47 min (107 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Director Gerard Johnstone
Writer Gerard Johnstone
Actors Morgana O’Reilly, Rima Te Wiata, Glen-Paul Waru
Country New Zealand
Awards 6 wins & 22 nominations
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Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
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