Review: There Is Someone Inside Your House (Fantastic Fest 2021)

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Title: There Is Someone Inside Your House
MPAA Rating: TV-MA
Director: Patrick Brice
Starring: Sydney Park, Théodore Pellerin, Asjha Cooper
Runtime: 1 hr 36 mins

What It Is: For some strange reason a murderer is targeting the graduating class at Osborne High. Makani (Park) is hiding a dangerous secret from her past. One that she thinks may have something to do with the killing of her classmates. But who is this mysterious person and what do they want? Why kill teenagers and leave behind incremenating evidence? That’s what the remainder of the class seeks to establish. But can they?

What We Think: I started to somewhat enjoy the film. I say started because it felt like a really bad teenage horror film. Something reminiscent of I Know What You Did Last Summer or Teaching Mrs. Tingle. Then the third act happened and I wanted to scream in abject terror. Not because this supposed horror film was scary, no. This was because the writing was so bad it made me wish for literal death as opposed to having to witness the ending of this calamity to cinema. None of the acting sparks inspired and is joyous in any way. What could’ve been a solid piece turns into something I’d rather not rewatch ever again. It’s the type of film that offers nothing to someone who rewatches. It’s inevitable twist bordering on stupid and devaluing the entire project.

Our Grade: D+, Don’t go see this. It’s straight up not worth your time. There’s no gripping performance the entire thing is a worthless slog to get through. I hope among hope that the source material is better then this. It sorta has to be. Yeah, so this one is on Netflix making it easy to view. Maybe check it out in the background as you’re washing dishes but otherwise the film fails to hit any of the marks

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