{Movie Review} I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House: Directed By Osgood Perkins

I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House

Reviewed By Fiona Dodwell

I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House is a 2016 American-Canadian paranormal film currently available on Netflix. Now, I am a complete ghost story addict – in fact, it’s my favourite type of scary movie, so I was really excited when I realised what this film was about. When I first saw this title appear on Netflix – some time ago – I was very intrigued, but it was only recently that I viewed it, and I am glad that I did.

I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House is a ghost story, pure and simple. It follows the main character – a nurse/carer – who moves in with a reclusive author to take care of her in her isolated home. The film has a basic premise (nurse moves in, cares for sick author, weird stuff happens) however, the movie is so beautifully written/directed/acted, that it adds a whole other level to the genre. It truly is a unique, compelling and downright creepy experience.

The way I like to describe the film is this: It’s like watching somebody’s nightmare. If bad dreams could be recorded, this would be the result. There is a surreal, other-worldly tinge to the whole thing that it leaves the viewer feeling uneasy. It’s slow-moving yet tense, relying on atmosphere and good acting to carry the story rather than effects or “jumps.”

I think if you love a good ghost story and you want something truly different, you should give this a go. A marvellous performance by the cast, a brilliant project from the director. It’s the perfect film to creep yourself out with whilst on lockdown. If you’re brave, watch it like I did: alone, late at night, lights off and volume up. It really does make for a freaky experience.

Highly recommended!

I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House

Hired to care for a reclusive elderly author (Paula Prentiss), a live-in nurse (Ruth Wilson) comes to believe her house is haunted.

You can watch I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House on Netflix

Fiona Dodwell

Fiona Dodwell has been writing fiction for almost 10 years, with several horror/paranormal titles released under various publishers. Alongside this, she is a freelance writer for various websites and magazines. She has written features for Warner Music, Made In Shoreditch Magazine, Music-news.com and Tremr.

Fiona has studied Psychology, Film Studies, Theology and Health & Social Care.

Her biggest passion is reading dark fiction, as well as creating new stories of her own – the creepier the better!

To find out more about Fiona:

Twitter: @Angel_devil982

Books:  Amazon Store

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