Omri Dorani may have only directed one movie before this, but the assured style within this film makes me excited for whatever is next. This Is Our Home is the kind of stylish horror that with a bigger budget would be on the tip of everyone’s tongues.
Filmed over eleven days at producer and lead actress Simone Policano’s house in Woodstock, New York — and mere days after producer & lead actor Jeff Ayars had an emergency appendectomy — this movie tells the tale of a struggling couple who, during a weekend getaway, meet a mysterious child who claims to be their son.
Even though this movie is only 73 minutes, it takes its time with each scene, sometimes relying only on sound and utter blackness to get across its terror. Is the child real? How does he know every secret the couple has? Is he just a manifestation of their worst impulses?
Watch this and see. I was astounded by the high quality of this film. Its long takes and pauses may make too arty for some, but count me as one of its fans.
This Is Our Home is available on demand and on DVD from Uncork’d Entertainment.
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