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Movie Review – The Open House (2018)

The Open House, 2018.

Directed by Matt Angel and Suzanne Coote.

Starring Dylan Minnette, Piercey Dalton, Sharif Atkins, and Patricia Bethune.


A teenager and his mother find themselves besieged by threatening forces when they move into a new house.

Proving that January isn’t merely a dumping ground for Hollywood’s most rancid theatrical releases, Netflix’s generically-monikered The Open House – which wasn’t screened for press – delivers a thoroughly tedious, uninspired feature debut for filmmaking duo Matt Angel and Suzanne Coote, abjectly wasting the efforts of talented leads Dylan Minnette and Piercey Dalton in the process.

After her husband is killed in a freak car accident, Naomi Wallace (Dalton) and her teenage son Logan (Minnette) temporarily move into her sister’s remote home in the mountains, which is currently for sale. Inevitably enough, a series of spooky supernatural incidents start taking place, and the pair come to wonder whether

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