Another gem hidden in the "horror" drawer, which is sure to get a lot of the jaded horror crowd bitching "boring" while being ignored by viewers looking for more substance than the usual jump scare/gorefest.
Very recommended if you like horror movies/tv that subvert the tropes of the genre to tell a story about the real horror of our world. 2 years 10 months ago
Loved it. Think it's more a drama than a horror/thriller, how awful it must be to process such a trauma. Of course there are some jumpscares and some tension but the multiple layers in the movie really got me. Very good acting from both main characters only the lighting in the movie felt a bit like a cheap shot sometimes. 2 years 10 months ago
It's excessively rare that a horror movie makes my hair raise on end, but His House not only managed it, but was also the kind of film that I would have liked even without any horror content. And you could argue the supernatural doesn't actually exist in the movie and that everything is a PTSD-fueled hallucination. But it's not an "instead", it's a "simultaneously". Two refugees from the Sudan are handed a run-down home in London while their status is examined, and creepy weirdness starts occurring that will reveal their secret pain. The man's wish to assimilate and leave everything behind is at odds with his wife's need to stay rooted in their culture, and so the horror follows rules - African and Western - depending on their (and your) viewpoint. Using a folklore that's specific to them make the story quite original as well as relevant and psychologically interesting. Both Sope Dirisu and Wunmi Mosaku (lately of Loki fame) are excellent, as is the cinematography. Beautiful, poignant, chilling stuff. 1 year 11 months ago