Reviews

“A wonderfully witty comedy horror that delights in scaring the hell out of you! Bloody brilliant!"

Sir Peter Jackson

“A welcome return to quirky Kiwi horror comedy with a juicy payoff"

Hollywood Reporter

“A marvellously entertaining combo of haunted-house thriller, murder mystery and domestic comedy"

Variety

“An absolute riot, an unashamed blockbuster treat and a triumph of film-making"

TVNZ

“An expertly crafted journey of laughs and scares"

TV3

“Housebound is a breath of fresh air for the often stale haunted-house genre; a smart, finely acted, appropriately silly and yet totally sincere horror movie made for people who have seen it all and want something a little different”.

Peter Hall – Movies.com

"Sometimes you walk into a room knowing nothing, sit down, and get your skull punched in by a movie that is calibrated perfectly, that knows exactly what it wants to do, and that seems almost unnaturally confident considering it was made by a first-time feature director"

Drew McSweeney - Hitfix

"Housebound manages to balance consistent, fantastic comedy with a properly eerie mystery and what should be a star-making turn from lead Morgana O’Reilly"

Samuel Zimmerman - Fangoria

"Housebound's corkscrew mystery sprints from revelation to revelation with such enthusiasm and comedic energy, you just sit there grinning like a big dummy"

John Gholson - Badass Digest

“Quickly tears apart the classic haunted-house movie piece by piece, and then reconstructs it on the fly with fresh new materials, garnished with oodles of blood, dark comedy, strong characters, and genuine suspense”

Peter Martin - Twitch Film

“An energetic and seamless blend of comedy and thriller”

Tiny Mixtapes

“A wonderful Scooby-Doo yarn through the filter of a dysfunctional indie-family-comedy that defies expectations and bursts with life and joy and energy”

Flay Otters – Horror-Movies.ca

“Routinely upends your expectations, revealing itself to be a different kind of genre film than it began and saving its terrifically gory carnage until its bonkers finale”

Matt Barone - Complex

”Housebound is the real discovery of the (SXSW) festival".

Ryan Turek - Shock til you Drop