The Night House

The Night House (2020) is an American supernatural horror film directed by David Bruckner. It was written by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski. The Night House cast includes Rebecca Hall, Sarah Goldberg, and Vondie Curtis-Hall. The plot follows the grieving widow Beth who starts to experience strange hallucinations after her husband’s death. Her experience leads Beth to believe his spirit is haunting their home.

The Night House release date in the United States was on August 20, 2021, by Searchlight Pictures. It received mixed reviews from critics but most praised Bruckner’s direction and Rebecca Hall’s performance. The movie had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2020. Originally scheduled to release on July 16, 2021, the debut experienced delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the US. Keep reading to learn more trivia about The Night House.

The Night House is finally available to watch

The release of The Night House film had much anticipation from fans of the horror genre. The movie had its world premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. But it was withheld from release until a year and a half later due to the pandemic. The release of the movie was finally able to capitalize on the success of the festival circuit and secure a wide release. The movie is now available to stream on multiple platforms, and it has an array of positive reviews from critics.

The Night House: Where to Watch

In Canada, The Night House is streaming on Disney Plus and Crave as of August 2, 2022.

Rebecca Hall found The Night House refreshing

Rebecca Hall found The Night House (2020) a refreshing change after all the green-screen work she had done on Godzilla vs. Kong (2021). With its mainly practical effects, the film was a return to traditional filmmaking for Hall. She enjoyed the challenge of working with the physical set and props and found the experience more immersive than acting in front of a green screen. The film was also a departure from her usual fare, providing a welcome change of pace for the actress. In addition to its practical effects, the film’s use of sound design and music helped to create a sense of atmosphere and tension. Combined with its slow, deliberate pacing, The Night House is an unsettling and ethereal experience that lingers long after the credits have rolled.

Interested in other psychological thrillers? Check out Prisoners and Till Death.

Similar to her other film, The Awakening

Rebecca Hall’s The Night House (2020) bears some similarities to her other film, The Awakening (2011). Both films feature widows who become haunted by the ghosts of their dead husbands, and both films have a similar atmosphere of dread and suspense. However, the film is a much more overtly supernatural film, while The Awakening is more psychological. Nevertheless, both films are well worth watching for fans of Rebecca Hall’s work.

Final Thoughts

I’ve been a horror movie buff since I was a kid and The Night House is one of the most unique and disturbing entries in the genre that I’ve seen in a long time. It takes an inventive approach to the slasher sub-genre, blending psychological terror with gory violence for a truly unsettling film-going experience. If you don’t mind disturbing themes and cinematography, then I highly recommend checking out The Night House – just prepare to have nightmares for weeks afterward!

Have you watched it yet? Let me know what you think in the comments below!

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