His House – excellent horror film
If you are looking for your next fright or horror film to watch, I highly recommend the excellent “His House” on Netflix. Holy cow what a good one. This film is currently sitting with a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes so that should tell you something.
The story is about a refugee couple who manage to escape from South Sudan, currently war-torn, to seek asylum in England but have to deal with the loss of their daughter during their escape, who drowns while on the journey across the ocean. The whole situation is awful for them as not only do they leave the only country they have known, and lose their only child, but then they are subjected to certain rules and regulations, as well as humiliating encounters with others, while trying to establish a new life for themselves in a foreign country.
Once they begin trying to settle into the new house, they both begin to hear and sense things that they know are not normal. The husband, played by Sope Dirisu, begins to see things in the walls and hear voices. His wife, played by Wunmi Mosaku, knows that they are being haunted and she tries to explain why to her husband one night. It is definitely a riveting and horrific tale.
I don’t want to go into anymore specifics as I do not want to give anything away but the twist at the end is devastating and shocking.
The cast in this film is outstanding to say the least. The heartbreak in Rial’s character (Wunmi Mosaku, who was also excellent in ‘Lovecraft Country’) is evident and you hurt for her. The husband, Bol, is distraught about having to keep it all together so he and Rial can try to establish a new life together but is at his wit’s end. He is desperate and is willing to do whatever needs to be done to bring his wife peace, which is evident in a certain act he carries out toward the end.
The thing most impressive about this film as well is that it is the debut of Remi Weekes and it is astounding. There are many things that are unique about this film and will leave many talking about it for years to come. Definitely a must-watch.