There are certain things you take to the grave. Your memories , lies and sometimes even your money. One thing that will live on forever is family which is what we have in the chilling feature from Sebastian Godwin HOMEBOUND. In the film a young woman is visiting her new husband's family for a birthday party. What is already an awkward affair for her meeting the kids turns into a nightmare based off the behavior of the rest of the family.
HOMEBOUND is a direct paced thriller that hits the viewer the moment the star Holly (Aisling Loftus) meets the kids. Her somewhat strange new husband (Tom Goodman-Hill) also starts acting in a peculiar fashion once they arrive. Think of this film as a personal hell for any recently married person connected to someone with a previous family. We have all heard the tales of adjustments and difficulty but HOMEBOUND just hits a little different. Extraordinary work by the cast especially our young actor and actresses. The depth of tension and uneasiness drives the film minute by minute. HOMEBOUND has a very Hitchcock vibe from the start to the chilling finish. It also shows an often neglected dynamic of how kids deal with a parent that has been estranged.
Classically styled in a beautiful setting will put tons of eyes on HOMEBOUND. More of a noir thriller will ease audiences into the story and allow even the most squeamish horror fan to settle in nicely. HOMEBOUND has tons of mass appeal and should do pretty well once it hits the paid subscriber streaming market. For sure look for it when it becomes available on any of the platforms.
3.5 / 5
HOMEBOUND is directed by Sebastian Godwin and stars Aisling Loftus, Tom Goodman-Hill, Hattie Gotobed, Raffiella Chapman and Lukas Rolfe.
It will be available in theaters and on demand May 13th courtesy of BRAINSTORM MEDIA.