Written and Directed by Gerard Johnstone
Cast: Morgana O’Reilly, Rima Te Wiata, Glen-Paul Waru, Cameron Rhodes, Millen Baird, Mick Innes, Ross Harper, Ryan Lampp
Not Rated | 106 Minutes
Release Date: October 17, 2014
In Housebound, the feature film debut from New Zealand’s Gerard Johnstone (The Jaquie Brown Diaries), Kylie Bucknell (Morgana O’Reilly) is court-ordered to return to her childhood home after being placed under house arrest.
Her punishment is made worse by the fact she’s cooped up with her mother Miriam (Rima Te Wiata) – a well-meaning chatterbox who’s convinced the house is haunted by a ghostly figure in tattered white cloth.
Initially, Kylie dismisses Miriam’s superstitions as nothing more than a distraction from an unfulfilled life of boiled vegetables and small-town gossip. But when she starts to hear whispers and strange bumps in the night, Kylie wonders if she has inherited her mother’s overactive imagination, or if the house is actually possessed by some kind of hostile spirit.
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