Isn’t Netflix great? I mean, I don’t want to come off like a shill for them, but they sure offer a lot of great stuff, especially for those among us who love independent horror.
In addition to recent indie horror entries like Creep 2, Red Christmas, and Raw, Netflix has also been adding its own product into the genre race, in the form of original movies.
This year alone, Netflix released original horror flicks adapting the Stephen King stories Gerald’s Game and 1922, and offbeat horror comedies The Babysitter and Little Evil.
Netflix’s next foray into the horror world is The Open House, set to arrive on the service on January 19th, 2018. Boasting lots of snow and darkness, The Open House seems like a good option for viewing on a cold winter’s night. Check out the trailer below.
Starring Don’t Breathe’s Dylan Minnette,The Open House focuses on a mom and son who go and stay at a friend’s remote mountain home after the death of the family patriarch.
It’s a secluded, beautiful location, but it comes with the wrinkle that the property is for sale, meaning that the two leads have to vacate on Sundays so potential buyers can see the place. However, it looks like one open house attendee might have decided to become an unwelcome permanent guest.
While the trailer does make The Open House look a tad cliched, that doesn’t necessarily mean it won’t be good. When it comes to horror, having an original concept and plot elements is often much less important than how said concept and plot is executed.