The Happy House Reviews

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Top Critic
Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
May 3, 2013
The film, a sleepy, low-budget affair, merely enacts a series of horror movie clichés, as if that were enough. Its bland actors and wit-free script do nothing with the familiar elements but present them.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
May 2, 2013
Wonderfully droll horror comedy with a memorably weird cast of characters.
Top Critic
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
April 30, 2013
The only surprises in D.W. Young's tiny low-budget debut are how mildly he satirizes this thinnest of genres and how sincerely he treats his clichéd characters.
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
April 29, 2013
"The Happy House" is nothing if not a fresh mixture of colorful characters, questionable manners, and rusty, suddenly-new-again horror conventions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine
April 29, 2013
D.W. Young navigates his varying moods with an ease that's particularly impressive for a director making his feature debut, but he never capitalizes on his ability to coax down our guard.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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