Scott Fairgrieve’s review published on Letterboxd:
Most movies - especially horror movies - require a certain suspension of disbelief. Housebound require more than most. Troubled girl learns that her childhood home used to be a half way house where a kid was murdered -- in troubled girl's bedroom. Weird shit starts to happen when she has to spend 6 months there on home detention.
It just so happens that her probation officer is an amateur paranormal researcher. It also just so happens that her creepy redneck neighbor turns out to be amazingly articulate. Even creepier guy who lives in the walls is also articulate, and very compassionate to boot. And there is an amazingly complex maze of secret passages and rooms in this house that nobody has ever discovered -- until killer dude starts to chase troubled girl and her mum. Suspenseful hilarity throughout. Great stuff.