The Night House

The Night House ★★★

The Night House is a truly unpredictable experience and there's just as much tension and horror in the very earthly discoveries as the supernatural ones. The horror on display here is so powerful, and Hall's work is so strong, that you're bound to come away from The Night House properly haunted.

Marrying grief and the horror genre isn't exactly new territory, but in this movie, we see it explored in a much different fashion than before, thanks to an effective and thought-provoking script from writers Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski. The scares in The Night House come hard and fast, aided by director David Bruckner's masterful grasp of a dread-filled atmosphere. The ending may disappoint those looking for more definitive answers, but is no less powerful as a meditation on what it takes to move on and live when all you want to do is lie down and join the one you lost.

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