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This New Zealand horror/comedy nimbly jumps through the tropes, and inventively subverts them along the way.
" work. The latest export, Gerard Johnstone’s feature debut Housebound, continues this tradition with marvelous aplomb...."

Oct. 17, 2014 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

SXSW Gets 'Housebound'
Director Gerard Johnstone opens the door on the New Zealand shriekfest
"...busted by by someone like TV's Ghosthunters? According to Housebound director Gerard Johnstone, "There's something incredibly funny about people..."

March 11, 2014 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

This horror-comedy brings a demon to the holiday gathering
"...unloved in-laws (Koechner and Tolman) arrive and everyone becomes housebound by a blizzard. Koechner is fine as the football-crazed..."

Dec. 11, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Fantastic Fest Gives Us the Horns
Daniel Radcliffe's latest heads up final wave of films
"...of some FF alums. So welcome again, Gerard Johnstone's Housebound, Adam Barrett and Simon Wingard's The Guest, and Nacho..."

Sept. 10, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

What We Do in the Shadows
Cleverly executed, this vampire spoof by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, is a lot of fun.
"...double-bill with another recent Kiwi genre parody: the ghostly Housebound...."

Feb. 27, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Austin Film Festival: The Sideways Light
Home with the family, both living and passed
"...palette as another recent haunted house-movie, the black comedy Housebound, writer/director Jennifer Harlow tries for a much more melancholic..."

Oct. 28, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Hard Candy
Metaphorically speaking, Little Red Riding Hood eats Humbert Humbert in this story of an online predator and his jailbait, gamine prey.
"...and, as the unspeakable revelations stack up and the housebound (literally so) tête-à-tête turns grimly conversational, it's clear that..."

April 28, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Star Maps
"...revered Mexican comedian Cantinflas. His other son is a housebound horror who does nothing but watch TV, masturbate, dress..."

Aug. 8, 1997 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

DVDanger: I Hear Voices
Horror elevated aurally by Henry Rollins and Jeffrey Combs
" part spook show, part hidden-room horror à la Housebound and The People Under the Stairs, with neither the..."

March 7, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Film Review: 'Among the Living'
'Stand by Me' and then die by me
"...Starting with 2007's gory, housebound nightmare Inside which was followed by 2011's equally chilling..."

March 13, 2014 SXSW Post by Marc Savlov

SXSW Film Releases Full Feature Lineup
Slate includes everyone from Wes Anderson to the Zellners
"...Housebound (New Zealand) Director/Screenwriter: Gerard Johnstone When Kylie Bucknell is..."

Jan. 30, 2014 Screens Post by Monica Riese

The Fuse Is Lit
The lineup for Fusebox Festival 2013 has been announced
"...has remixed The Iliad into Phone Homer, in which housebound Clytemnestra takes Skype calls from Agamemnon, Helen, Penelope, and..."

Jan. 30, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

From Soup to Nuts (Hold the Nuts)
A hardly comprehensive look at Austin's soup scene
"...may conjure up images of convalescence and being generally housebound, there's a surprising amount of gustatory pleasure to be..."

Jan. 27, 2012 Food Feature by Melanie Haupt

Point Austin: Giving Thanks
In a dark time, among us walk ordinary heroes
"...of other Chicagoans. Near the end, he was mostly housebound, and I suspect he voted absentee. Terkel had been..."

Nov. 28, 2008 News Column by Michael King

Nov. 22-28
"...More needs help preparing and delivering meals to Austin's housebound elderly and disabled. Training begins 10:30am; delivery starts at..."

Nov. 23, 2007 News Feature

Our readers talk back.
" to work and maintain families; the sickest are housebound for years...."

Aug. 5, 2005 Column

Jokes Are Old and Tired
" to work and maintain families; the sickest are housebound for years. I fall between the extremes, operating at..."

Aug. 1, 2005 Postmarks

Perdita, playwright Monika Bustamante's chilling exploration of what can happen when loss barrels its way through everyday lives, is one of the most tightly crafted and beautifully written works of the year, and its production at Hyde Park Theatre is of sterling quality.
"...working her prickly charm as Goldie, Stee and Luce's housebound neighbor. Cyndi Williams and David Jones are convincingly creepy..."

Sept. 12, 2003 Arts Review by Molly Beth Brenner

After a Fashion
You'll have to know when to hold 'em at the 10th anniversary of the fabulous VIVA! Las Vegas charity event; Remedy's love heals; and West Lynn's local indie retailers could use some of your love now that street construction has finally ended.
"...before; when I was so injured as to be housebound a couple of years ago, she regularly came by..."

June 13, 2003 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Radio, Radio
Satellite radio, the burgeoning technology that may ultimately shake up the broadcast world the most, is right around the corner.
"...near future. Cable radio already offers 50 channels for housebound listeners, while satellite radio is poised to launch early..."

Oct. 6, 2000 Music Feature by Jerry Renshaw

China Pacific
Lakeside Dining 2000: Many Restaurants, Not Much Water
"...joint hasn't changed much. A quiet, takeout haven for housebound lake-dwellers, China Pacific renders the ever-present Chinese hits with..."

July 7, 2000 Food Feature by Pableaux Johnson

Roll 'Em
"...and various twists of fate. Deborah Harry plays the housebound mom in this perversely stylish tale...."

Feb. 26, 1999 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

La Vista at the Hyatt
"...make you expand your horizons. A take-out haven for housebound lake-dwellers, Cafe Pacific renders the ever-present Chinese hits with..."

Aug. 8, 1997 Food Feature

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