After barely surviving the horrors of war in South Sudan, Real (Lovecraft countryWunmi Mosaku) and Bol (Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù) Majul arrived in London and made their first home. But their apparent good fortune has a terrifying downside, like Remy Wikeez chilling out his house So reveal.
In any movie about prof Haunted house, The story should explain why people don’t act immediately only when things take a seriously frightening turn. in a evil soulFreelings, for example, cannot escape until they have recovered their ghostly daughter. Often times, though, the conditions are economic – like the family in Amityville horrorWho did They doused every penny of their savings into what they believed to be their dream home. Majuls has a more extreme version of that dilemma; Due to their immigration status, they are not allowed to live anywhere except for the house that was designated for them.
Although an unsympathetic case specialist, Mark (Doctor WhoMatt Smith), confirms how lucky they are to have a full apartment for themselves (he tells them “It’s bigger than my house”), and it’s pretty clear that the place has been abandoned for some time; It’s dirty, the lights aren’t working, there’s litter everywhere, and the neighborhood kids are using the yard as a toilet on the go. However, Real and Paul are overjoyed, as he believes they can fix the place as they settle into their new lives. “We’ll be new here,” says Paul. His wife agrees: “I was born again.”
However, peace proved short-lived, and painful echoes of their recent past soon caught up with them. First, it’s weird noises, then whispers, then terrifying appearances because, well, they are Angry ghoul That suddenly swaying out of the shadows–But also because of who and what they represent.
Capitalizing on the experiences of a refugee couple lends a freshness to the worn-out genre of haunted house – director Wikeez wrote the script from Felicity Evans and Toby Venables – and during his house She leans heavily on his central metaphor, it works because the characters are so complex, and the performance is emotionally very precise. In flashbacks, we see what the Real and Paul endured in the run-up to their flight from South Sudan, as well as the same perilous journey; Their safe arrival in England is a triumph, but it also carries immense guilt for the survivors as well as mountains of post-traumatic stress. Even before they move to Casa Bad Vibes, Bol endures nightmares that are basically instant replays of his darkest memories.
Worse, a dispute began to grow between the couple over how they would adapt to life in London. Paul is keen to fit in and be “one of the good guys”, as Mark bluntly said, while Real is more cautious. While most his house Taking place inside the sinister apartment, Weekes includes some scenes to show that this unflattering welcome extends beyond its walls. In a clothing store, we see a security guard hovering near Paul – he never gets close to directly, but there is no doubt what is going on. When Real turned around her apartment complex, which appears to be mostly populated by stark white people, she was relieved to discover a group of black teenagers. But when she approaches them for directions, they immediately mock her. “We are not like them,” she told Paul, referring to all those around them who were not refugees. He insists on “we could be.”
As supernatural movies often remind us, evil spirits are fond of catching people who are already in a vulnerable state. Momentarily, his house It looks like it will be one of those movies where I’m not sure if ghosts are real or if they just exist in Paul and Real’s weary minds. This becomes less important as the story progresses, especially after Real introduces the line that connects the whole movie together: “After all we have endured, after what we have seen, what men can do – you think it is. Bumps at night Does this scare me? While the phrase “humans are the real beasts” is, once again, a very common antonym in horror, it is used with extraordinary weight in the service of this specific, meticulously investigated story.
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