Anthony Scott Burns’ Our House is a surprisingly conventional departure from his ultra-haunting Holidays segment “Father’s Day.” As a ghost story? It’s still plenty successful at weighing the heft of post-tragedy grief. But as Burns’ follow-up to a short that builds mystifying dread with a fraction of the production capabilities? This remake of Matt Osterman’s 2010 Ghost from the Machine is vastly more linear than one might assume.
Maybe that’s because Burns didn’t write his own screenplay (credit Nathan Parker). Maybe it’s feature-length debut pressures (doubt it). Don’t read this as “Anthony Scott Burns punts his first directorial opportunity.” One just has to ponder how a filmmaker who’s proven himself creatively unshackled ends up channeling formulaic expectations (while still sticking the landing).
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In the Spring of 2016, writer/director Anthony Scott Burns became an overnight genre sensation thanks to the Tribeca premiere and subsequent release of horror anthology Holidays. His “Father’s Day” segment pulsated with atmosphere and it wasn’t long before fans were demanding Burns be offered his feature-length due – which, given how it’s July of 2018, didn’t take all that long.
Hot off its Fantasia Film Festival premiere comes Our House, Mr. Burns’ remake of Matt Osterman’s Ghost From The Machine (part of Fantasia’s 2010 programming). It’s a ghost story about loss, grief and tampering with portals to afterlife dimensions in a very family haunter kind of tone (screenplay by Nathan Parker). We’ll have a full review for you here shortly on /Film – and by we, I mean yours truly – but in the meantime, the people at IFC Midnight have been nice enough to gift y’all a tasty little tease with this exclusive clip.
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Science fiction and horror collide once again in Our House, a new “sci-fi skin-crawler” that tells the story of a brother and sister who, in an attempt to harness wireless electricity, accidentally unlock a doorway to the afterlife and bring their parents back from the dead. Unfortunately, the spirits that occupy their home aren’t exactly happy about the family reunion – they’re shadowy figures with smoky tendrils for fingers, and things seem to get spookier from there. Read More »
If you’re looking for several different trailers in one spot, you’ve come to the right place. Our trailer round-ups are here to offer you some movie trailers that might have flown under your radar. Below you’ll see trailers for The Deer Hunter restoration, the indie drama Skate Kitchen, the sci-fi romance Zoe, horror films Dead Night and Our House, and the anime Mobile Suit Gundam NT (Narrative).
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