“Well you’ll have to come by and see my husband, he’s dying to meet you.”
”I’m sorry. But, I thought you said your husband passed away.”
”Why would I say that? The devil himself couldn’t slow that man down.”
– The Open House
A tragic death in the family. A sudden move to your sister’s huge “mountain home”. Creepy neighbors. Deep woods. Strangers. Lots and lots of time on your hands. You never know who comes in and goes out of an open house.
Wow. This one really took me by surprise! The tension is slowly ratcheted up as the film progresses. And it has a style about it that’s refreshing*. Camera angles are unsettling and the score is used sparingly. A handful of actors carry this thriller and it’s worth the watch!
*I did read all the negative reviews. But, my opinion has always been that “everyone and his grandmother is a critic”. And critics, by profession, have to criticize. We don’t go to horror films to see “artsy fartsy”. There is a lot of subjectivity in art, and so I keep my critical opinions to myself unless they serve to promote something meaningful. And I don’t care what they say I really liked the last 1/4 of the movie.
A fair enough review: https://crypticrock.com/the-open-house-movie-review/
That being said…I like this film and I’d even watch it again!