Housebound Reviews

July 2, 2015
Housebound does ghosts in the walls with the same wacky panache as the recent Wyrmwood did Aussie zombies.
July 2, 2015
Johnstone is one to watch.
July 2, 2015
Housebound winningly sticks two fingers up to tired genre persuasions, effecting a barnstorming crowdpleaser populated by people you want to root for and tension you can chew. It's the stuff Friday nights at the movies were made for.
June 30, 2015
First-time director Gerard Johnstone may not possess the wild visual invention of his patron Peter Jackson, but he's ruthlessly proficient at old-school scares.
October 17, 2014
An extremely confident and promising debut.
October 16, 2014
The mishmash that results is by turns creepy, silly, inventive, darkly funny and, at one point, mind-blowingly bloody.
October 16, 2014
If Housebound is ultimately much more funny than scary, it's because O'Reilly's pugnacious performance runs so counter to the genre's usual treatment of women in peril.
October 14, 2014
Hard to categorize -- horror-comedy? mystery-thriller? -- but lots of fun to watch.
October 13, 2014
A welcome return to quirky Kiwi horror comedy with a juicy payoff.
October 13, 2014
A marvelously entertaining combo of haunted-house thriller, murder mystery and domestic comedy, Housebound marks a mighty impressive feature bow for Kiwi scripter-helmer-editor Gerard Johnstone.