Nighthouse Movie review

Rebecca Hall in the film THE NIGHT HOUSE. Photo Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures. © 2020 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved

Bring Home a Creepy Story with The Night House

If you’re not a fan of the jump scare type scary movie, there is a good chance you still enjoy a psychological thriller. One that will have you guessing what is happening – can still be scary and give you goosebumps, while not making you stay up all night after watching it. And that is exactly what you can expect from The Night House.

The Night House follows the story of Beth as she comes to terms with the death of her husband. The house he designed and built, which was their haven of love and safety suddenly isn’t the same anymore. With radios turning on randomly and bad dreams plaguing her – the house is the least of the issues. Beth starts to question everything and wonder if she even knew her husband at all – but the reality is much darker than she expected.

Nighthouse Movie review
THE NIGHT HOUSE. Photo Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures. © 2021 20th Century Studios All Rights Reserved

With minimal jump scares, The Night House does actually keep you wondering what is going on. With red herrings and misdirection being used throughout the movie you may wonder if Beth is actually grounded in reality or if she is seeing things.

But one thing the movie does do – shows an accurate portrayal of a grieving spouse. Often, they are pushed to the side or just forced to muddle through in movies (and life as well). But the movie allows Beth to grieve, the mix of hope and despair is felt throughout her character. And it’s actually what is used to push her story to the limits – is it her grief causing the issues or is it something else?

There is an interesting twist in the tale and one that most viewers won’t see coming, the movie will keep your attention and will be one that you’ll want to go back to and watch again to see if you can find the details hidden in plain sight.

Nighthouse Movie review
THE NIGHT HOUSE. Photo Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures. © 2021 20th Century Studios All Rights Reserved

The Night House is now available on Diearchlight Pictures’ psychological-thriller, The Night House, will be available on digital October 5 and on Blu-ray and DVD October 19. It’s the perfect movie to help kick off your scary movie night.

Searchlight Pictures’ The Night House Bonus Features*

  • What Happens at the Lake House – Take a deep dive with director David Bruckner and the cast to unearth the secrets of The Night House. From the design of the mind-bending set, to Rebecca Hall’s haunted performance, witness how this chilling mystery was brought to life.

Overall Rating:

Four Star Review

About The Night House

Nighthouse Movie review

Reeling from the unexpected death of her husband, Beth (Rebecca Hall) is left alone in the lakeside home he built for her. Before long, disturbing visions of a presence in the house begin to beckon her with a ghostly allure. Yearning for answers, she begins digging into her husband’s belongings, only to discover strange and disturbing secrets.

Searchlight Pictures’ The Night House Bonus Features*

  • What Happens at the Lake House – Take a deep dive with director David Bruckner and the cast to unearth the secrets of The Night House. From the design of the mind-bending set, to Rebecca Hall’s haunted performance, witness how this chilling mystery was brought to life.

*bonus features vary by product and retailer

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