Hello, Jana here,
Festivals are always good for premiering new movies and gaining the exposure needed to distribute films much more widely. SXSW gave ‘Housebound‘ that opportunity and XLrator Media has complied. ‘Housebound‘ is a horror-comedy from director Gerard Johnstone and was very well received at the festival .
‘Housebound‘ stars Morgana O’Reilly as Kylie Bucknell who is forced to return to the house she grew up in when the court places her on home detention. Her punishment is made all the more unbearable by the fact she has to live there with her mother Miriam – a well-intentioned blabbermouth who’s convinced that the house is haunted. Kylie dismisses Miriam’s superstitions as nothing more than a distraction from a life occupied by boiled vegetables & small-town gossip.
However, when she too becomes privy to unsettling whispers & strange bumps in the night, she begins to wonder whether she’s inherited her overactive imagination, or if the house is in fact possessed by a hostile spirit who’s less than happy about the new living arrangement. The film is set for a fall 2014 release.