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Old 08-11-21, 06:35 AM
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The Night House (2021, D: Bruckner) S: Rebecca Hall



In Theaters August 20

Reeling from the unexpected death of her husband, Beth (Rebecca Hall) is left alone in the lakeside home he built for her. She tries as best she can to keep it together Ė but then nightmares come. Disturbing visions of a presence in the house calling to her, beckoning her with a ghostly allure. Against the advice of her friends, she begins digging into her husbandís belongings, yearning for answers. What she finds are secrets both strange and disturbing Ė a mystery sheís determined to unravel. THE NIGHT HOUSE stars Rebecca Hall (HOLMES & WATSON, CHRISTINE), Sarah Goldberg (Barry, Elementary), Vondie Curtis Hall (DIE HARD 2, EVEíS BAYOU), Evan Jonigkeit (Togetherish, Sweetbitter), and Stacy Martin (VOX LUX, NYMPHOMANIAC).

Cast: Rebecca Hall, Sarah Goldberg, Vondie Curtis Hall, Evan Jonigkeit and Stacy Martin
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9731534/

Premiered at Sundance 2020: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_night_house
Old 08-11-21, 08:42 AM
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Re: The Night House (2021, D: Bruckner) S: Rebecca Hall

Yet another one of those films where the trailer gives away the gimmick, except for the "why" of it all.
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Re: The Night House (2021, D: Bruckner) S: Rebecca Hall

I wasn't originally planning on seeing this in theatres, but the reviews are so positive that I may check it out if I have time.
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Re: The Night House (2021, D: Bruckner) S: Rebecca Hall

Seeing this tomorrow night.
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Re: The Night House (2021, D: Bruckner) S: Rebecca Hall

With that trailer and those reviews, I'm 1000% in. Going on Sunday afternoon.
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Re: The Night House (2021, D: Bruckner) S: Rebecca Hall

The film is stylishly directed and has a great lead performance by Hall, but in the end it turned out to be mostly about nothing.

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So, my take on the plot is: Earlier in her life, Beth (Hall) was in an accident and briefly "died" before being brought back to consciousness, but not before seeing that there was nothing on the other side. This nothingness left a void in her life, which she managed to fill by getting happily married. However, 'Nothing' (the grim reaper?) is none too happy that Beth escaped death and so he feeds "urges" into her husband in an attempt to get him to kill her. Her husband tries to deal with these urges by finding women who look just like his wife and killing them, in hopes that Nothing will be fooled into thinking he has murdered Beth and thus leave them alone. However, Nothing isn't fooled, so the husband finally decides to kill himself, believing that Beth will now be safe. However, Nothing continues to come after Beth, trying to push her to the brink of insanity and suicide. In the end, Beth is brought back from the dark side through the love of her best friend, who arrives just in time to save her.

Another take on the story could be that Beth is just a severely depressed person who was imagining all the weird stuff that was happening because she couldn't deal with her husband's suicide. So, the whole story is mostly just happening inside her head and not be taken factually (ie. her husband isn't really a serial killer).

I was afraid for a moment that this was going to be one of those movies where it was revealed in the end that Beth had actually died for good in that earlier accident in her life and that this whole movie was just a Jacob's Ladder-type scenario. Glad they didn't go down that path.




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Re: The Night House (2021, D: Bruckner) S: Rebecca Hall

Rebecca Hall is phenomenal in this. I'm such a fan of hers. It is interesting how she straddles the line of being in some big movies, but still not being a huge star. She is always so good. Can't wait to see her directorial debut this year.

I enjoyed the movie a lot. It is one of the better psychological thrillers I can remember seeing in a long time. Great direction. I'm looking forward to seeing what Bruckner does with his Hellraiser film.

Perkinsun Dzees, your first take is how I took it too. That seems the most straightforward. I also was afraid they were going to pull the thing you mentioned, but thankfully they did not.
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Re: The Night House (2021, D: Bruckner) S: Rebecca Hall

The trailer is giving me some House of Leaves vibes.
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Re: The Night House (2021, D: Bruckner) S: Rebecca Hall

Just got out of this. I really liked this movie. It's a slow burn, but it's a top notch well acted and directed psychological thriller. And it definitely picks up by the second and third act. I agree Rebecca Hall is fantastic in this. And yeah I agree with the 1st take in the spoiler above. It's pretty straightforward.
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Re: The Night House (2021, D: Bruckner) S: Rebecca Hall

Saw this last night. I thought it kind of sucked.
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She's kind of a jerk to everyone. Her husband turns into a serial killer in order to try and save her.
Some of the ideas were good, like the mazes and the 'women who look like her' to throw off the 'nothing'. In the end, though, her husbands efforts didn't really matter since the 'nothing' could just grab her and smash her into a wall anyways.
Also, her seeing other women at different times when dreaming didn't really make sense.
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Re: The Night House (2021, D: Bruckner) S: Rebecca Hall

Was pretty good. Fantastic performance by Hall
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Re: The Night House (2021, D: Bruckner) S: Rebecca Hall

Interested in this because I heard that it originally started as a Hellraiser reboot movie. I've heard if you watch it with that in mind it makes it a bit better.
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Re: The Night House (2021, D: Bruckner) S: Rebecca Hall

Now streaming. This will definitely be on my best of 2021 list.
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Re: The Night House (2021, D: Bruckner) S: Rebecca Hall

I really enjoyed this as well. The story wasn’t perfect, but the performances and the atmosphere made it an intense and engaging watch.
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Re: The Night House (2021, D: Bruckner) S: Rebecca Hall

Ending sucked movie was not great either.

That is all.

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Re: The Night House (2021, D: Bruckner) S: Rebecca Hall

This will be on my Top 10 list for the year.

Rebecca Hall was fantastic, as basically everyone has said. Watch this shit late at night and itís pretty scary.

we need more horror/thriller films like this that are well done. So much better than a slasher.

I thought the director did a terrific job with this.
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Re: The Night House (2021, D: Bruckner) S: Rebecca Hall

Just saw this and liked it, though I donít know if Iíll ever rewatch it. Funny how Rebecca Hall doesnít really look like a traditional movie star, but Iíve liked her in everything Iíve seen, and this is the first time Iíve seen her carry a whole movie. It worked for me.
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Re: The Night House (2021, D: Bruckner) S: Rebecca Hall

This is up on HBO Max.
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Re: The Night House (2021, D: Bruckner) S: Rebecca Hall

Rebecca Hall is one of those actresses who always shows up and is great to watch even if she's in a bad movie. She carries this film which has some great ideas but IMHO doesn't quite stick the landing.

In terms the effects, it was a mixed bag and at times you could easily tell this wasn't a $100M movie. That effect with the support post, though, was pretty original and is one of the best uses of CGI that I've seen in a small movie.
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Re: The Night House (2021, D: Bruckner) S: Rebecca Hall

I watched this and it was decent but I didn't buy into the reveal at the end.
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Re: The Night House (2021, D: Bruckner) S: Rebecca Hall

I just caught this on HBO Max last night. Fortunately I didn't know much at all about the movie going in (just the basic synopsis and hearing general good word of mouth). I think it was low on my radar since it sounded so much like other movies ... a slow-moving ghost story that's artfully made and acted, which gets great RT reviews and mostly bores me.

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The film is stylishly directed and has a great lead performance by Hall, but in the end it turned out to be mostly about nothing.

And thankfully the movie went in a different direction than what I was expecting. I thought it was a cool use of CGI in showing the:
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"nothing" spirit. How Beth would see a ghostly outline, but when she moves the outline is revealed to be formed from the borders of other things (the "nothing spaces".


While it wasn't a problem understanding what was going on, it felt like there was a lot of mythology and background that was skimped on. Like if it was based on a book (which it wasn't) and things were cut to fit into a reasonable running time.
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Re: The Night House (2021, D: Bruckner) S: Rebecca Hall

Originally Posted by L Everett Scott
Rebecca Hall is one of those actresses who always shows up and is great to watch even if she's in a bad movie. She carries this film which has some great ideas but IMHO doesn't quite stick the landing.
It's actually impressive how engrossing she made this. And, agree, the ending doesn't quite land but the build up, atmosphere and acting is a pleasant surprise.
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Re: The Night House (2021, D: Bruckner) S: Rebecca Hall

I saw this in the theater during its initial run. Unlike most movies, I still remember it very well. Rebecca Hall gave a great performance and the film stays with you long after it is over. I'll probably eventually pick it up on Blu-Ray, but it's not a priority right now.
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Re: The Night House (2021, D: Bruckner) S: Rebecca Hall

My girlfriend and I watched this last night. It's funny, just as the plot was coming more into focus, we each gave our theory as to the husband's motivations:

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She thought it was a demon/entity guiding him. I thought he was suppressing urges to kill his wife by killing similar looking women.





Turns out we were both kind of right.

I wasn't really into the movie at first, but as mentioned earlier it picks up in the second act. From then it had my attention. I would describe this as
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Final Destination for adults.

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Re: The Night House (2021, D: Bruckner) S: Rebecca Hall

Weird. I thought I made a post about this movie a while ago but I guess I didn't unless it was in another thread like when it dropped on HBO Max.

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