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The Night House - Review

Nothing Is After You. 4 / 5

Directed by David Bruckner.

Reeling from the unexpected death of her husband, Beth is left alone in the lakeside home he built for her. Soon she begins to uncover her recently deceased husband’s disturbing secrets.

The Night House begins like any typical horror. But as the hidden secrets are investigated the film starts to take on a wholly innovative new life which makes for an invigorating and terrifying experience.

Rebecca Hall stars as Beth who is coming to terms with the sudden death of her husband. Her grief and paranoia living in a vast empty lake house alone grow as she starts to learn more about who her husband really was.

It covers the usual horror cliches with loud noises and things that go bump in the night but about halfway through takes a more original turn which hilariously is signified by one of the biggest and unexpected scares of the whole film.

Looking at grief through a demonic lens, Hall gives a great performance in a horror that takes you off guard and plays on your expectations of the haunted house genre.

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