I FUCKING LOVE COLOURING
Once upon a time, there were two little girls who lived in a house.
Soon after moving into their seemingly idyllic new home, a family learns of a brutal crime committed against former residents of the dwelling.
It showed promise, but came completely apart after the second act. A great cast, completely wasted. It's not director Jim Sheridan's fault. The producer changed the film completely, and Sheridan even tried to take them to court to make it a 'Smithee' film. He lost, but the cast stood by him and refused to promote the movie.
Unsurprisingly, during Dream House, you would have caught me yawning most of the way through it. In fact, watching me dream would have been less tiresome!
This is not an invitation to watch me sleep. You weirdo.
What could have been a solid psychological thriller is unfortunately crippled by a weak script, a punishing slow pace and an overdone haunting atmosphere that is never subtle enough to be scary. The puzzle-like narrative could have done with a few more unpredictable turns, but the rest of the narrative can ever match the initial twist. The talented cast, headlined by Daniel Craig, lift it from the rubble, but fail to truly revive it from what seems to be an over elaborate B-movie.
Daniel Craig moves from the big city to a beautiful suburban home with his wife Rachel Weisz and their two daughters. What at first is an idyllic home for his family becomes disturbing once he learns that the previous resident murdered his family then himself.
It has all the potential of an excellent psychological thriller with a great cast that's boosted by Naomi Watts. Sadly it never achieves it's potential and wastes a great premise. That's not to say it's a bad movie because it's not, I enjoyed it.
For a long time I've mistaken this movie by chinese "Dream Home", one of the most visceral and gory horror movies I've seen, a favorite. The resemblance is only left for the title though, I always knew this american one was something closer to a haunting story than the sheer massacre from the chinese movie.
Now I think it'll be easier to spot the different, because Dream Home is a movie to remember with all its crazy over the top violence, while Dream House is a movie to forget, with all its cliché and plot twist. The unfolding of the story happened without any climax, and most of it is quite predictable, a shame since the movie relies on that.…
A psychological thriller where the twist is revealed half way through the movie. Making the rest of the movie feel arbitrary till the final 15 minutes where the film becomes laughably absurd. It doesn't help that Daniel Craig sounds more bored with every line he speaks. Laughably transparent.
It would love to bend your mind in the same way that films like Fight Club and the Machinist do, but despite an excellent cast, this thriller's shocking moments made me pffft. Been there, watched that.
It's not as dreadful as critics made out. It's just boring and predictable. The one clever aspect is that it starts as a horror movie and then morphs into a psychological thriller. Unfortunately, though, it's neither scary nor thrilling.
Ηταν σαν να έβλεπα δυο διαφορετικές ταινίες.Η αρχή της δευτερης δεν μου άρεσε πολύ αλλά το τέλος της έμοιαζε με την πρώτη ταινία.Κάνω και γαμω τις κριτικές τελικα εδω.Ή και όχι.
I didn't think this movie was has bad has its 6% rotten tomatoe score would have indicated. The movie starts has an interesting thriller, but then takes a crazy turn and things get strange. I would have been alright with the turn, but you solve the mystery almost immediately after the turn is revealed. This made the ending flat because you already knew what was coming.
This is one of those movies where the director, Jim Sheridan, wanted his name taken off it and replaced with "Alan Smithee". Generally movies where that happens are shit. Dream House is no exception although the producer, James Robinson (not for the first time), insisted on re-cutting the film and trying to sell it as a horror movie when it's actually a thriller. As a thriller it's certainly a better film but getting past the first act into the inevitable silliness of acts 2 and 3 is a chore. The convoluted plot rattles away at the nerves until eventually, after a paltry 90 minutes or so, it ends. Leaving us with very little except a Hollywood relationship between Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz who got married after meeting on this film. The fact none of the leads, nor Sheridan, did promotion for this film and it wasn't screened for critics should be enough get the alarm bells ringing.
Dream House - psychological horror film - directed by Jim Sheridan from the script written by David Loucka. Starring Daniel Craig, Naomi Watts and one of my sweethearts Rachel Weisz. Daniel and Weisz had declined to promote movie, due to their un-satisfaction with altered end.
Daniel is shown bidding his co-workers - he moves in with his wife (Rachel) and young daughter and son; opposite Naomi Watts who lives with her teenage daughter, as well as visiting ex-husband. Slowly, Daniel notices that Naomi is quite reluctant to meet him - he gets more alerted when his children inform him about seeing nightly figures outside their window-pans. It turns out that, there lives nobody in his house - which has been…
A veces tus fantasmas son los que no quieren que los dejes ir.
Una película que aparenta ser de miedo, para acabar siendo una película de amor interespiritual.
Me gusta que se haya tratado bastante fielmente el tema del trastorno disociativo, pero aun así su recuperación requiere de años de tratamiento y no como sucede en la película.
En definitiva, un comienzo frío, mitad decente y final edulcorado y sin gracia.
The first 60 minutes is great but the film gives away the twist too early. After that the film collapses.
What a shame.
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- 28 Weeks Later
- Welcome to the Dollhouse
- 21 Grams
- Johnny Got His Gun
- The Ugly Swans
- Night of the Living Dead
- Night of the Living Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Day of the Dead
Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…