Screener Squad: His House

His House Movie Review

HIS HOUSE MOVIE REVIEW

Now streaming on Netflix, “His House” is a fresh take on the haunted house genre. Married couple Bol (Sope Dirisu) and Rial (Wunmi Mosaku) are South Sudanese refugees seeking asylum in the UK. When their social worker (Matt Smith) tells them they qualify for public housing, the couple are glad to leave the overcrowded refugee center. That good feeling goes away when they see the creepy, run down apartment they’ve been assigned. Homesick and grieving the loss of a child, the couple’s relationship begins to fracture as they deal with their shared trauma in different ways. She finds solace in her native language and customs while he attempts to start a new life by assimilating into a society that doesn’t want him. Despite their attempts to adapt, there’s no escaping the ghosts Bol and Rial have brought with them. Our reviewers Robert, T.C., Doggett and Marco were suitably impressed by this debut feature from writer/director Remi Weekes. Listen to the review to hear what they liked about the film and why dead podcasters are the most annoying type of ghost.

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DIRECTED BY: Remi Weekes

STARRING: Wunmi Mosaku, Sope Dirisu, Matt Smith, Javier Botet, Cornell John, Emily Taaffe, Malaika Abigaba

 

YOUR REVIEWERS

 

Robert Garza (Screener Squad)

If it weren’t for sad music and scary stories I wouldn’t be as well-adjusted and cheerful as I am today. Moonlighting as a musician off and on since adolescence, I am as big a fan of scores and needle drops as I am of slow zooms, production design, and third act exposition. Just about all of my screen time is spent on international horror, drama, and hour long episodic. Big fan of genre, and the biggest fan of supernatural horror and dark sci-fi with meaningful representation and narratives that use trauma, grief, and grace as more than surface-level content. Also, I read a ton of modern horror novels/comics and stan Matt Berry. In the before times I worked music and film festivals across the US and will hopefully return to that sometime in the future.

 

T.C. De Witt (Screener Squad)

T.C. De Witt is a multi-awarded writer/director originally from Wisconsin and now based in Los Angeles. His life has been devoted to the arts since he was a child. He’s been a stage performer, playwright, stand-up comic, film and television actor, radio DJ, podcaster published author, recorded musician, and comic writer/illustrator. He is now a professional screenwriter and has been thriving for the past decade, regularly offering his talents to production studios in LA, Chicago, Milwaukee, and internationally in Sydney and Poland. He’s provided content for Amazon Prime, Netflix, and several YouTube partners. His films have screened internationally, and his stageplays have been performed across the country. In the last ten years, he has directed 57 films, 23 episodes of his series The One Minute Rewatch, 300+ episodes of podcasts, and his multi-award-winning short film Screen: Righter screened at the Festival de Cannes in 2016. He has released two feature films, The Princess Knight and A Christmas Sunset. He thrives on collaboration and the thrill of sharing stories in all forms.

 

Danny Dogget (Screener Squad)

Hey persons, it’s your favorite canine Dogget! As many of you know, I don’t identify as a critic as much as a classy shock jock. That being said, I do my best to give all of you a well-balanced review filled with my true opinions and hopefully a few laughs. You can occasionally find me on other persons podcast like Mission Impodible (that’ll be 10 dollars Nathan). For the most part, you can find me doing reviews on Oneofus.net.

 

 

Marco Noyola (Digital Noise, Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad, Audio Editor)

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