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Review: His House

Oscar worthy horror movies are few and far between, but I'd say His House is one of them. Not that Shawn and I care for such things... but you catch my drift.

His House is about an immigrant couple who survive a harrowing trip from war-torn Sudan to England, and find themselves struggling to adapt to a new life there. Their efforts are hampered by grief, guilt and a malevolent spirit intent on tearing them apart.

Remi Weekes's film works on so many levels. It's at once a poignant study on immigration, trauma, grief, guilt and survival. This alone would have made for compelling viewing because Weekes crafts the film and the performances so well. This is hard hitting stuff that doesn't hit you over the head every step of the way. 

And stars Wunmi Mosaku and Sope Dirisu are so commitment to the material. On a dramatic level, this is great.

But His House is also a horror film, and one of the best I've seen in years. It's downright scary, or, as we like to call it here in The Basement, Shorts Shitting Entertainment, with on nerve damaging sequences after another. His House gets under your skin and stays there for its 90-minute running time.

So powerful story with equally powerful scares to back it up. And it's well acted, shot, edited, and directed. What more can I say? One of the year's best? Definitely. It's a Good.

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