The Night House

The Night House ★★★½

For what it's worth, it's a fresh take on the haunted house genre that changes up the formula just enough to remain riveting until it makes its way to its albeit predictable reveal. I only wish the movie made more of a meal out of its complex mythology. The material is elevated by Bruckner's ability to make even the sleekest of homes feel like every corner is dripping in danger. No standout scares, but some truly haunting and unique imagery (including chilling use of negative space).

The special sauce here is Rebecca Hall, whose performance is the linchpin of the film. It's hard to take your eyes off of her, even when her spiraling grief places her in situations that make you squirm more than the horror itself. 

2020 Horror is TRULY on a roll.