There is someone inside your house

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There’s Someone Inside Your Home premieres Wednesday, October 6 on Netflix.


The new slasher movie There’s Someone Inside Your House is a poorly focused, unsatisfying teenage dropper who looks like a quilting setter compared to other, best horror mysteries. He dresses up in a dozen gimmicks to make him look like more than a top project impersonator, but just about everything that goes on here is disappointing to a frustrating degree.

From the killer-themed costume and action plays to the real reason the killer is killing, There’s Someone Inside Your House Is A Mist Of Slasher Uneasiness. It’s also hugely inconsistent with its gadget, messaging, and tone, wanting to be a Scream-style meta-mystery, Heathers-style high school satire, and a dramatic redemption story all at the same time. It’s so algorithmic that even the titular premise / promise – of someone being in someone’s house – doesn’t even stand for more than one murder.

That’s right, the gadget is not even the gadget. Moreover, the unspoken rule that the first two murders establish – that the local bogeyman goes after people who are secretly Wrong people – is completely demolished by the third murder when the target is a decent person. And if you are wondering why there is such an irregularity there, it’s because the whole movie is choppy. Until the final reveal – which is lazy, empty, and underwhelming. Sometimes it feels like the movie is trying to say something about ‘culture cancellation’, but once the people who made real mistakes are lumped together with real aggressors and hate-mongers, the point is. dissolves into nothingness.

Set in a rural town in Nebraska, the film opens with a high school football star killed in his own home (so the title stands, first). In the end, the dude was a garbage can. As soon as he is suffocated, by a killer wearing a mask that looks like the victim (that’s the MO here – masks that look like the ones soon to be stabbed), the entire community sees the victim initiate a hazing ritual. of a brutally fake missing football team (because all slasher movie killers know how to message each person’s phone at once). With the city reeling, the upcoming murder reinforces the fact that the murderer goes after people with dark secrets. Specifically, secrets about the victims deliberately awful people.

Soon, however, this plan is scrapped in favor of a story where anyone, including our heroes, who everyone agrees is telling the armor. can not being secretly fanatical or homophobic, are in danger. But then … it just becomes a story about someone killing any teenager in town for some reason. There is someone inside your house is a completely shabby business with no teeth, no purpose, and no heart.

The Walking Dead Sydney Park plays Makani, a girl who recently moved to town, escaping a recent tragic event who, like everyone else, becomes the target of this masked abuser because… she has a past. Once again, Makani and his gang of outcast friends are seemingly just as vulnerable as the killer’s first two victims, who are ugly prejudices. And all the while, the movie plays the Red Herring shell game to the point where the killer really has can not to be anyone except the one person who has no meaning.

There is someone inside your house is a completely shabby business with no teeth, no purpose, and no heart.

Yes, there is a certain formula that has worked and may still work for the teen slasher genre. But that also means that it can fairly easily be put together half-heartedly for a movie that seems to only care about ticking various genre boxes for the sake of Netflix’s “Top Picks for You” column rather than offering anything. cool and fun thing.

Certainly, There’s Someone Inside Your House is a good title for a movie that seeks to play with tropes and get a little flashy and clever with sets. But what we get is a flat, confused mess that fails because he just wants to have it all. He wants to make someone run in a house, but also in a church. And a school. And a corn maze. Oh, and the corn is on fire like in Freddy vs. Jason. And the father is a cruel real estate developer like in Heathers. And the deputy is a suspect like in Scream. And people are being killed in a way that fits their individual issues, like in A Nightmare on Elm Street. He wants to be very much all the things, but in this effort it loses all semblance of a satisfactory story.

Makani Young has moved from Hawaii to a quiet little town in Nebraska to live with his grandmother and finish high school, but as the countdown to graduation begins, his classmates are hunted down by a killer determined to expose their darkest secrets to the whole city, terrorizing victims while wearing a realistic mask of their own face. With a mysterious past of their own, Makani and his friends must uncover the identity of the killer before they themselves become victims.

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