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This is Our Home

FINALLY!  I absolutely love it when horror films beg for dissection.  And the cuts that you will make in This is Our Home SHOULD BE deep and  exhausting.  This is how horror - true and natural horror - should be seen and discussed and, yes, revisited.  There is a journey in real horror and that’s where this film - with its “Daddy Did It” implications - gets a major lift.  There is a presence in this home and, more than simply knocking on the door, it is begging to be recognized by YOU.

"earns every last bit of its eeriness, and is primed to deliver a serious haunting"


You might be in serious trouble in your relationship if, every time the wind blows from another direction, you wind up in an argument.  You might REALLY be in trouble when, out of sheer frustration, you hurl a tire iron into the woods while changing a flat. But, for damn sure, when your aborted son arrives at your vacation home and wants to hang out, you are REALLY in trouble.  In fact, you might need an exorcism to be performed.  

This is Our Home, a horror film that earns every last bit of its eeriness, is primed to deliver a serious haunting as one young couple - oblivious to the crisis that they are stumbling into - invite one young boy, claiming to be their son Zeke (Drew Beckas), into their home.  This is a movie - an important one - that dips male toxicity into a jar of the supernatural and produces a movie concerned with female empowerment. 

Hell, This is Our Home might very well be your home.  It is that relatable. It just isn’t predictable.  At all.  

Director Omri Dorani and his cinematographer, Thomas Taugher, are to be applauded endlessly for their tireless work on This is Our Home.  This 11-day shoot is ripe with chemistry (it helps that the leads are in a relationship) and tension but, in the opening few moments, if your heart doesn’t break for Reina (Simone Policano) then you might need to see a doctor to check your pulse.  The sorrow here, as she is expected to abort her son, bleeds into everything . . . especially into her relationship with Cary (Jeff Ayars) who is content bullying others around.

Except, on their vacation away from the humdrum of their lives, a child - who identifies himself as the one they aborted - shows up.  What follows is a journey into madness and unconditional love as freedoms are tangled up in nightmares and ghosts that may or may not be real people.  There are monsters everywhere. This is Our Home

From the tone in the excellent performances to the spooky atmosphere, this psychological thriller - solidified in its structure thanks to three different perspectives - should be required viewing for ANYONE new to a relationship with another person.  There is no such thing as buried feelings and This is Our Home, written by Robert Harmon, is proof enough it.  Their relationship - which is at the center of this tale - is not all bad; there are signs of life, but those signs usually revolve around copious amounts of wine and are as fleeting as they sound.  Yet, they are present and it makes this movie work with layers of promise and uncovered feelings.

Thought Midsommar was weird and twisted?  You’ve not seen anything like This is Our Home.  Knock on its door and be prepared to have your mind blown.  This important horror title premieres on DVD and Demand December 3rd from Uncork’d Entertainment.

5/5 stars

This is Our Home

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This is Our Home

MPAA Rating: Unrated.
Runtime:
73 mins
Director
: Omri Dorani
Writer:
Rob Harmon
Cast:
Jeff Ayars, Drew Beckas, Riggsby Lane
Genre
: Horror | Crime | Thriller
Tagline:
Theydreamt of a child ... until he arrived.
Memorable Movie Quote: "Daddy did it."
Distributor:
UnCork'd Entertainment
Official Site: https://www.thisisourhomefilm.com/
Release Date:
December 3, 2019
DVD/Blu-ray Release Date:
No details available.
Synopsis: Jeff Ayars and Simone Policano star in the chilling account of a struggling couple who, during a weekend getaway, are greeted in the middle of the night by a child claiming to be their son.

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