Trailer: Fantastic New Zealand Horror Comedy, “HOUSEBOUND”

There was a real discovery out of Austin’s annual SXSW this year: Gerard Johnstone’s HOUSEBOUND. As the haunted house arrest horror comedy continues to knock out festival audiences around the world (it just won the HR Giger Award at the Neuchâtel International Film Festival) on its way to an October U.S. release, you can get a look at what to expect from this creepy good time in its first full trailer.

Hitting October 17 from XLRATOR Media (under its Macabre Label), HOUSEBOUND features a stunner of a lead performance from Morgana O’Reilly as Kylie Bucknell, who 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 not particularly thrilled about her return.”

I honestly felt a bit lucky at HOUSEBOUND’s World Premiere this past March. The energy in the room was contagious as the film progressed. HOUSEBOUND is so much fun and I hope many of you get it before your eyes this fall.

For more, read our review of HOUSEBOUND here, and see an extended clip below the new trailer.

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Fangoria.com Managing Editor Samuel Zimmerman has been at FANGORIA since 2009, where fresh out of the Purchase College Cinema Studies program, he began as an editorial assistant. Since, he’s honed both his writing and karaoke skills and been trusted with the responsibility of jury duty at Austin’s incredible Fantastic Fest. Zimmerman lives in and hails from The Bronx, New York where his pants are too tight and he’ll watch anything with witches.
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