Review in Brief: His House (2020)

HIS HOUSE tells a familiar enough haunted house story but filters it through the real experience and plight of refugees and is all the sadder and hard-hitting for that. The lead performances of Sope Dirisu and Wunmi Mosaku are raw, the atmosphere pervasive and the way the film visually represents a blurring boundary between real and supernatural nightmares really stands out. You get all the usual jump scares and jolting soundtrack that comes with a classic haunting but as PSD trauma gives way to present trauma and then without warning everything gets consumed by delirious, beautiful fever dream imagery you realise this is so unlike any film it might share a passing similarity with. As distinctive feature debuts go, director Remi Weekes couldn’t ask for a better one. SSP

About Sam Sewell-Peterson

Writer and film fanatic fond of black comedies, sci-fi, animation and films about dysfunctional families.
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