Clever film. Clever, clever film.
It seems that if you're looking for some fine modern horror/semi comedies, the best place to look is down under. Between the likes of "What We Do in the Shadows", "Deathgasm", and now "Housebound", the sub genre really hasn't been this genuinely smart in a long time.
While Gerard Johnstone's directorial debut mostly leans more towards the horror side of things, it still manages to keep a great amount of dark wit to add some levity to the more intense moments.
The classic "People trapped in Haunted House" scenario gets turned on its head for the sake of compelling mystery thrills with its lead characters. I don't really want to go into much of the…