Housebound

Full SpectreFest Line-Up for Los Angeles Revealed

SpectreVision and Cinefamily in Los Angeles are teaming up once again for another SpectreFest this fall and the full line-up has been revealed.

It was announced by SpectreVision partners Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller.

Here’s a Big Batch of Exclusive Photos from Housebound!

One of the films that has been circulating on the festival circuit, and that I’m eager for you all to see, is the New Zealand horror-comedy Housebound. It hails from writer-director Gerard Johnstone and you can check out my review here. This morning, I have a handful of exclusive promo photos to share to tour the U.S. release. The film is hitting select theaters and various VOD platforms on October 17th. Also, if you missed the trailer, that awaits you below as well.

Official U.S. Trailer for ‘Housebound’ Arrives, Release Date Revealed

XLrator Media released the official U.S. trailer for Housebound over the weekend. The film is getting a release date of October 17th – that’s when you’ll find it in select theaters, on VOD and on iTunes.
This was one of my favorite films out of SXSW this year and if you’re heading to the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, you can catch it there. Read my review here.
Directed by Gerard Johnstone, the film focuses on Kylie Bucknell, a young woman who is forced to return to the house she grew up in when the court places her on home detention.

Fantasia Welcomes Second Wave of Films, Subterranean Program

The Fantasia International Film Festival kicks off on July 17th and we’ve just received a breakdown of the latest films you can expect to see play at the annual event. Fantasia takes place in Montreal, Canada. I’ll be heading out there the last week of July (post-Comic-Con) to check out some films and provide some coverage here at Shock.

This year, Tobe Hooper will be receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award and Ju-On: The Beginning of the End will make its international screening debut.

Rejoice, for Housebound Has Found a Distributor

?One of my favorite films at SXSW this year was Housebound – you can read my thoughts on the horror-comedy here. XLrator Media has picked the film up for U.S. distro which is great news because now you’ll be able to see how awesome it is. The distributor is planning a fall 2014 release under its Macabre label.

Morgana O’Reilly stars as Kylie Bucknell who is forced to return to the house she grew up in when the court places her on home detention.

SXSW Review: Housebound is the Real Discovery of the Fest

Meet the big genre surprise of SXSW 2014. Until my arrival in Austin, I knew very little – if anything – about Housebound, a film hailing from New Zealand under the direction of Gerard Johnstone and starring Morgana O’Reilly. What you, dear reader, need to know is this is one to look out for. Housebound is a pleasing blend of scares and laughs wrapped in a Tales from the Crypt-like package that doesn’t sacrifice character for thrills. It may run a few minutes too long, but Johnstone clearly knows what it takes to make a horror-comedy work.

This Housebound Poster Introduces An Unusual Family Member

?This week, we introduced you to Gerard Johnstone’s Housebound, a new film heading to SXSW. A rather cool poster made its debut via Badass Digest.

Morgana O’Reilly stars as Kylie Bucknell who is forced to return to the house she grew up in when the court places her on home detention. Her punishment is made all the more unbearable by the fact she has to live there with her mother Miriam

SXSW Preview: First Look at the Thriller Housebound

One film that we’re curious about at SXSW – kicking off this week – is Housebound, a thriller with possible shades of the supernatural.

New Zealand helmer Gerard Johnstone makes his feature debut after dabbling in a bit of television.

Morgana O’Reilly stars as Kylie Bucknell who is forced to return to the house she grew up in when the court places her on home detention. Her punishment is made all the more unbearable by the fact she has to live there with her mother Miriam