His House (2020)
November 2, 2020 9:30 AM - Subscribe

After making a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, a young refugee couple struggle to adjust to their new life in a small English town that has an unspeakable evil lurking beneath the surface.
posted by rue72 (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I actually thought this was maybe the best of the Netflix Originals™️ I've seen. I liked how easily the characters slipped in between dreamlike states and waking life - especially the shot where the dining room table melts away into an ocean scene. I found it to be thematically reminiscent of The Babadook (which I love) in its examination of how people respond to trauma.
posted by whir at 8:20 PM on November 2, 2020 [1 favorite]

That scene was my favorite, whir. It was stunning. The visuals were top notch. I'm really liking this uprising in horror that blends the line between trauma and haunting. Are they really that different? The background setup for the plot was truly horrifying, disturbing. The last shot, with all the people, beautiful. My dad's family were jewish refugees. Even though I didn't know them, I wonder if I carry their ghosts.
posted by FirstMateKate at 7:54 AM on November 4, 2020 [2 favorites]

I really liked this one! Agreed that scene was amazing.

Big props to the wife in this one. The ghosts are terrifying and gaslighting the husband, but the wife just immediately makes friends. Total legend.
posted by LizBoBiz at 12:10 AM on December 9, 2020

I liked this. I recognized Wunmi Mosaku as Ruby from Lovecraft Country, but totally did not recognize at all Sope Dirisu as Elliot from Gangs of London.

I liked the mild horror view of the crusty end of British society. I liked the pacing of the reveal towards Nyagak; I was worried it would get bogged down in gratuitous spookiness, but it didn't. Maybe it's because I saw a long, aimless movie after this that in retrospect this movie seems so efficient.

I really liked Rial's dream sequence, and then way she spilled out of a cabinet in the flashback. Just that cabinet in the corner and her tumbling out of it evoked so much fear in "what was she hiding from, what happened nearby."
posted by fleacircus at 7:04 PM on January 17, 2021

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