The Night House

The Night House ★★★

The Night House is the Rebecca Hall Show at the absolute fullest.

When it comes to crying and yelling in the film, she plays it like it's no big deal.

Her character's on-screen anguish for her late spouse is the only true horror that we as viewers see intimately play out on screen right in front of our eyes, like everything else, like those typical loud sounds or other random terrifying occurrences she encounters during the film, is just in the backdrop to what is really happening when you think about it.

She's fantastic in this, and her role in this fits in with all of the recent horror performances that have gone unnoticed when it comes time for Oscar season (insert picture of Toni Collette in Hereditary.)

Aside from that, I'll say that overall, I didn't get much more out of The Night House than I had hoped for besides the great performance that Hall gave here.

It's one of those movies that makes you second-guess yourself as you walk out of the cinema. After it was all over, all I could think was,  "Am I a dumb motherfucker, or did I not completely understand the movie?"

And I feel the answer is somewhere between a yes and a no; in fact, I still don't know nearly 24 hours later as I write this.

Because when it comes down to it, it's because mainly the finale of the film didn't quite come together for me in the end.

Still, I'm glad I got to watch it in a theater, and I think it was worth the time, all in all, in the end.

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