The Night House

Rating: 4 out of 5.

A mysterious, supernatural horror thriller with a cryptic storyline that keeps most of the context under wraps until the great reveal begins. I love the writing style used here. It doesn’t really allow you to know what kind of film your even dealing with until the third act. Which not only made the 107 minutes fly by, but it made every moment count towards the climax, which was astounding. On top of the fantastic narrative, the camera work was pretty bitchin’ as well. It was stylistic and really helped capture and doom and gloom situation at hand.

Hats off to Rebecca Hall, who was the heart and soul of this film. She was on screen for basically the entire runtime, and with the spotlight on her. Her character was very layered, and I thought she did a great job at showing how scarred she was, but at the same time making some dark jokes and being cynical. It was more than believable. Other than The Town I wasn’t too familiar with her until one of my favorite mini-series of all time, Tales from the Loop was released a couple years ago. Since then I’ve been looking out for another central performance from her, and I’m pleased to report that she did not disappoint.

Added to Top 10 Acting Performances of 2021 Running List

2021 Films – Ranked -Debuting at #16

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