The last movie I reviewed, Calvary, was a pretty good film, despite a lack of balance between dramatic and comedy elements. I mention it because I think that I found a movie that gets it right. Gerald Johnstone‘s Housebound revolves around a woman (the aptly named Morgana O’Reilly) as Kylie Bucknell, the partner of a not-too-competent criminal who’s caught while failing to rob an ATM.
I assume that she’s considered to be be just an accomplice, a first offender, or perhaps she’s underage because instead of going to prison she has to stay with her mother in the boonies, and wear one of those electronic anklets that inform the police if she leaves the residence.
And Kylie hates living with her mum, who appears a bit daft, though it appears that that’s the least of her problems. The house seems to be haunted (her parents, for whatever reason, didn’t pick up on the signs, such as lights that go on and off for no apparent reason, doors that open without the presence of a draft or a person on the other side, etc) by a ghost with murderous intent.
As I said, it looks like fun because it’s all about balancing the humor with the horror.