Review: I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016)

This might have been a good idea for a short movie, but it’s not a short movie.

dvd“I AM THE PRETTY THING THAT LIVES IN THE HOUSE”
2016
Horror
USA

Director: Oz Perkins
Stars: Ruth Wilson, Paula Prentiss, Lucy Boynton
Distributor: Netflix
Runtime: 87 mins
NETFLIX

“Time spent in a house with the death in it passes more quickly you know.”

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A nurse moves into a house that’s haunted to take care of an elderly author.

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Extremely slow-paced, poetic and dreamlike with some stunning imagery. But sadly the feature seems like an absurdly overlong intro. Didn’t like the acting or casting to good. It could have worked as a short movie, but to drag this out as a feature is just mocking the audience. Too bad. Stay away unless you’re out of sleeping pills.

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