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The Open House (film review)

Film: The Open House
Year: 2018
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Starring: Dylan Minnette, Piercey Dalton, Patricia Bethune
About: A teenager and his mother find themselves besieged by threatening forces when they move into a new house.

My Review: 
As Netflix bring more original series and films to their database The Open House was a film which came up as a popular choice so I decided to check this out and see if it was as good as Netflix was making out it was. 

This film follows a teenager who after seeing his dad get killed in front of him moves out of his house and goes to live at his aunt's but while there weird things start to happen which all has to do with the basement of the house. 

This film at the beginning seemed to have a lot in which to bring in the audience such as the father dying and all of the jump scares and making you suspicious of certain characters such as the neighbor, the man in the shop who randomly appears at their house, the people selling the house and the son himself. As you think more about the characters and the motives that they would have you keep seeing someone turn off the water in the basement and slowly other things happening within the house itself. However as this film goes on and you get more answers it seems like we will not get the answers in which we are after. 

As the film comes to an end you you see as the mother gets taken by the unwanted visitor in the house in which they are living in. For me this is when the film started to anger me as it gave you absolutely no answers as to who was doing this and for what purpose which leaves you with loads of questions about the ending of the film, this would not be as bad if it at all gave the watcher a clue but nothing is given and with the two main characters of the film die (sorry for the spoiler if you haven't seen it yet!) you are left wondering how this can be picked up to give any answers at all. 

I personally hope they make a second film even if it is just to produce the answers as to who the invader is and what their motive was for killing three of the characters within the movie. As well as this I would like to see a second movie so that the audience is able to see if it is just this family that they are wanting to get rid of and if so why was this? 

I personally liked this film however the ending did anger me a lot as there was zero answers within the film itself and just seemed like no closure to the film overall. I did like the jump scares however and it did keep me guessing throughout the film as to who it was!

My Rating: 4/5 


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