Homebound (2021) Movie Review horror thriller

Homebound (2021) Movie Review horror thriller

A trip to the countryside turns out to be far from idyllic for a father and his new fiancée when his kids decide the house is a little too crowded.

 Homebound starts and Richard (Goodman-Hill) takes his new fiancée Holly (Loftus) to meet children Lucia (Gotobed), Anna (Chapman) and Ralph (Rolfe) in a countryside mansion.

When the children decide the family is big enough, they look to get even with the adults, to stop the family getting any bigger.

The story here follows a woman who has just become the fiancée to a man with three children that is going to meet them for the first time, only to learn they have a darker side to what they want in their family to go on top of the uncomfortable meeting situation. This does give us a good concept of pushing the limits of how accepting children could be to a new potential stepparent, by pushing things towards the darker side, while hiding back the side of the story that becomes clearer as everything unfolds. We could easily have seen more added to this film, giving it a chance to develop the characters that little bit more to give the final sequence a bigger impact.

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Director: Sebastian Godwin

Writer: Sebastian Godwin (Screenplay)

Starring: Aisling Loftus, Tom Goodman-Hill, Hattie Gotobed, Raffiella Chapman, Lukas Rolfe

Runtime: 1 Hour 11 Minutes

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Homebound is a horror thriller that will use the mansion like home for the meeting of the new family, where the newest member is unsure of everything around the home, while the children are comfortable with anything they see. The horror is on the edge of the film, as we wait to see what the big reveal will end up being, as we know it is ready for a big surprise about that.

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