i am the pretty thing that lives in the house: a SLOW BURN tension filled creepfest
“I HAVE HEARD MYSELF SAY THAT A HOUSE WITH A DEATH IN IT CAN NEVER AGAIN BE BOUGHT OR SOLD BY THE LIVING. IT CAN ONLY BE BORROWED FROM THE GHOSTS THAT HAVE STAYED BEHIND.”
Thus opens the narration to an ominous, creeping ghost story written and directed by Oz Perkins (Blackcoats Daughter, and 2020’s Gretel and Hansel), the son of Psycho’s Anthony Perkins. “I am the pretty thing that lives in the house” is a tension filled slow burning scare fest that will leave you chilled to the bone.
This is a story that worms it’s way under your skin. Light on characters and settings, this tells story of Lily, a hospice nurse hired to take care of an ageing horror novelist in a rural Massachusetts house.
This brooding story track’s Lily’s solitary life inside the house, as she slowly discovers that the house has secrets and a back story dating back a hundred years.
Noises from the ceiling, strange spots forming on the walls, telephones with a life of their own, the blackness of a darkened hallway, this is one seriously creepy haunted house tale.
“THREE DAYS AGO I TURNED 28 YEARS OLD. I WILL NEVER TURN 29 YEARS OLD.”
Time jumps back and forth between the 1800’s and today, sometimes intermingling until your not quite sure what period of time your watching.
Don’t expect CGI, exploding cars, and alien beings conquering the Earth. This is a simple story and a great escape if you want to get lost in a short saga with some ghostly stories to tell.
Available now on NETFLIX.
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