Bol and Rial have lived through many horrors in a war-torn Sudan, but they have been granted a chance at a new life in London. The couple spends time in detention before they are finally granted a place to stay until they receive citizenship. Bol and Rial are ecstatic to have their own place to live in London, and they are completely blown away by the size of their new home. It only takes a few days before the problems begin to set in for our protagonists. Rial is convinced that a Night Witch has followed them from Sudan, attempting to make them pay for their crimes.
Bol is one of the protagonists in this movie and upon moving to London he has the goal of making their move, from the war-torn South Sudan, worth it and to make London his and his wife’s home. Bol is kind, proud, and seems to truly think that he and his wife deserve their second chance. Bol is also very intense when fighting the supernatural and he is also in love with the English lifestyle. Bol is also troubled with PTSD that has affected him since he got to England. Rial is the other protagonist in the movie and she is Bol’s wife and she does not love being in England as much as Bol. She has a guilt for making it out safe while her family and a lot of her tribe so she is not as happy to be in London. Rial does not want to fit in to this society nor does she make any attempts, so she becomes distant to Bol and she does not fear the supernatural element but rather welcomes it.
I really enjoyed this movie. It has a perfect combination of scary scenes, as well as emotional ones. The emotions in this movie really never seemed to come down. The characters are fantastic, and the sound effects add quite a bit to the movie. Without the sound effects, many of these scenes lose their intensity.
I really enjoyed the characters, particularly Bol and Rial. They are super well written, and they are super easy to get attached to. They have very strong opinions on many subjects in this movie, and this conflict really develops the plot.
The plot is really good as well, especially for a horror film. Many horror movies invest too much into the fear factor, and it results in a really awful plot line. This movie avoids this completely. There aren’t many moments that are scary just to be scary, they are used to further the plot or develop our characters.
All in all, I didn’t mind this movie. It was entertaining, and it held my attention for the entire movie. I found it to be a great mix of plot and characters. If you are looking for something to put you back into the halloween spirit, this is a good one that will also keep your mind guessing.
This movie is scary. Now though I might not be the biggest fan of the horror genre I can still appreciate a well-made film. This movie has a lot of great scares and it is fantastic for those jump scares that will make your skin crawl. This movie is quite excellent when it comes to building suspense and creating an environment in the house that makes anyone feel uncomfortable while watching. The characters are well written and are two protagonists constantly fighting amongst themselves on how to handle the supernatural forces at work. Bol and Rial represent different perspectives on moving on and their interactions are some of my favourite parts of the movie. Bol’s struggle to dominate his new house is quite interesting to watch as you are rooting for him to stop the supernatural force and move on from his past traumas. The supernatural force itself is unique compared to some forces I have seen in some of the horror films that I have seen. This movie definitely got me good in a few moments and though most movies can do that I still give it props.
All in all this was a creepy well-made horror film that may not be for the faint hearted like me but may be great for you horror lovers.
His House was a pretty good horror movie with many other supporting elements. The acting was pretty good, the characters were enjoyable to watch and grow with, the jump scares were frightening, and the plentiful symbolism was stimulating. Overall, this horror movie ticked off all the boxes of a traditional movie of this genre.
The best part of this movie was the symbolism of this movie. There were so many instances throughout the movie that provoked so many thoughts and analysis of the deeper story behind the characters’ pasts. Another great aspect of the symbolism was from the supernatural element of the movie and everything the witch stood for. With all the psychological terror inflicted on the characters, there was meaning between each interaction.
The only main downside of this movie was the jump scares and the horror element. The movie itself wasn’t that scary overall since it focused more on the psychological terror. With more emphasis on the psychological, there wasn’t as much room for the horror and jump scares.
All in all, His House was a very enjoyable movie with good jump scares and lots of symbolism.
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Weekes, Remi, director. His House, 2020, www.netflix.com/.